Amanda Bynes Schizophrenia: Parents Seek Conservatorship After 5150 Psychiatric Hold

amanda bynes
Amanda Bynes would benefit from conservatorship, mental health expert Steven Horen said. Reuters

The moment Amanda Byne’s parents supposedly have waited for has finally arrived. The former Nickelodeon’s star’s parents filed for conservatorship after the 27-year-old has demonstrated countless instances of poor judgment and recklessness.

Byne’s mother and father asked a California judge on Thursday to be granted conservatorship on their daughter due to her apparent mental illness, TMZ reported. This would allow for her parents to make decisions regarding certain aspects of her life, though it is not exactly evident what they want to control at the moment.

Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, was famously granted conservatorship over his daughter and allowed to control her career, finances and personal life after a 2008 incident where she locked herself in a bathroom with one of her children and refused to hand the boy over to ex-husband Kevin Federline. 

Like Spears, the “Easy A” star was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold after she allegedly set a random woman’s driveway on fire in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Sources said Bynes burned her pants, but was more concerned about her pooch, who apparently got scorched in the blaze. It seems the troubled Hollywood star should be more worried about herself.

TMZ added her doctors said she was displaying signs of schizophrenia. The mental illness makes it hard for people who suffer with it to tell the difference between what is real and what is not real. It normally doesn’t affect people who have the disorder until they are in their late twenties, which would make sense considering Bynes' situation. The child star seemed relatively normal up until a few years ago, when she began getting in trouble with the law.

It’s supposedly really hard to get conservatorship in California, but the actress’ parents will find out if they get legal control over their daughter during a court hearing on Friday.

This story is still developing.

Share this article