Amanda Bynes’ formal mental health diagnosis is due to be finalised in a matter of days.
Amanda was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold a week and a half ago following an incident where she started a fire in the driveway of Californian home.
Yesterday the star was barred from exiting the mental health facility after a judge overseeing her release deemed her unable to care for herself.
During the legal hearing, which took place at the Ventura County, California psychiatric centre where she is being held, medical professionals divulged details of Amanda’s treatment.
“Amanda’s doctors and a social worker told the judge that Amanda is being treated for schizophrenia,” a source revealed to Radar Online.
“Although a formal diagnosis will be finalised in the next several days, it’s almost certainly schizophrenia. Reports that said she was responding well to the psychiatric drugs that were being given to her are wrong. It can take months, or even years to get someone like Amanda to find the right drug combination and then get her therapeutic.”
Apparently Amanda is adapting well to the psych meds that have been prescribed to her.
Although it may take time to find the perfect treatment for the star it is believed she has the potential to do very well in the future.
“The good news is that schizophrenia is treatable,” the insider said.
“It’s a very serious diagnosis, but Amanda can live a long and healthy life, as long as she takes her prescribed medications. She can function in society and still work.”
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