Los Angeles: American actor Amanda Bynes has been sent to a psychiatric home and put on psychiatric hold after people spotted her roaming the on the streets here Angeles naked. The ‘TMZ’ website reported that the She’s The Man star, whose conservatorship was terminated exactly one year ago, flagged down a car without any clothes. Amanda Bynes then told the driver that she was coming down a psychiatric episode.
The actor then herself called 911 and was taken to a nearby police station. A mental health expert present at the station determined Bynes needed to be placed in the care of medical professionals. Notably, a psychiatric hold is a medical stay at the hospital or a psychiatric facility in which the person’s mental state is evaluated.
As per the report, Bynes also has bipolar disorder. Hence the actor will remain in the psychiatric facility for some time and continue to receive care for several days. Typically, a psychiatric hold only lasts 72 hours. However, , it can be extended based on a patient’s need.
Bynes is known for her work in television and film throughout the 1990s and 2000s. She has starred in movies like Easy A, She’s The Man and What A Girl Wants.
Meanwhile in another report in ‘PageSix’, Bynes has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues in the past. In 2013 she was placed in her conservatorship. She was freed last year and spoke at the time to thank fans for their ‘love and support’ in an Instagram video recorded in anticipation of her court hearing, during which a judge ultimately decided the legal arrangement was ‘no longer required’.
The actor was originally expected to attend a stage show March 17-19, but cancelled her appearance. The event would have marked Bynes’ first public appearance since her eight-year conservatorship ended.
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