Amanda Bynes doesn't have schizophrenia.
The troubled actress, who completed psychiatric treatment in December following a series of public outbursts, has asked her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, to shoot down rumors claiming she suffers from the mental disorder.
"There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private. However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, speaking to People.
The attorney also claims the 28-year-old star, who chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her apartment in New York City last May, has never abused drugs or alcohol and she quit cannabis nine months ago. "She's devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She's never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she's proud to say she's been marijuana-free for the past nine months," he explained.
Amanda Bynes has returned to Twitter.
The Easy A actress, who completed three months of psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December, posted her first message on the social networking site in months on Friday to tell her fans that she loves them.
Clearly eager to start afresh after enrolling in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California, the 27-year-old actress deleted all her old tweets and wrote, "Hi everyone! I'm busy studying at @FIDM but I want to say I love you to my fans! Xoxo Amanda."
The What I Like About You star was said to be "horrified" by crude comments she made about Drake on Twitter last year when she said she wanted the rapper to "murder my vagina," and posted dozens of positive and negative messages about him on an almost daily basis.
Amanda Bynes has enrolled in at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
The troubled actress has reportedly become confident, makes presentations to her class and interacts freely with her classmates since studying at the prestigious university based in Orange County, California.
Amanda's studious attitude comes after she completed psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December. Sources close the 27-year-old star told TMZ.com that her treatment is going well, and she is in the process of removing a number of inappropriate tattoos in addition to giving up smoking marijuana.
Amanda is also said to be "horrified" by crude comments she made about Drake last year when she said she wanted the rapper to "murder my vagina" on Twitter, which is claimed to show her resurgence of right and wrong.
Amanda Bynes' mother has been praised for helping her to turn her life around.
Lynn Bynes became The Easy A actress's temporary conservator, giving her control of the star's personal and financial affairs, last July just days after Amanda, who was discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December, was sectioned for her erratic behavior when she set a fire in a neighbor's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.
And the judge overseeing Lynn's conservator duties in Oxnard credited her for Amanda's amazing progress in court on Tuesday, according to TMZ.com, saying, "Good job, Mrs. Bynes. Well done."
A source recently revealed that Amanda's parents are thrilled that her life is more stable but don't think she is ready to move out of their home just yet, even though she is eager to get her own place.
Amanda Bynes' parents are thrilled with her progress.
The Easy A actress, who was discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December after being sectioned for her erratic behavior, is reportedly "very happy" to have re-established a relationship with her mother, Lynn, and father, Rick Bynes, but is eager to move out of their home in Thousand Oaks, California soon even though she is doing really well.
"Amanda is responding very well to the medication she is taking for schizophrenia. Rick and Lynn are absolutely thrilled with the progress she has made in such a short amount of time. She continues to see doctors several times a week," a source said.
The 27-year-old star, who previously expressed a desire to start her own clothing line, recently began taking a fashion design course in Orange County and is really enjoying the experience.
Amanda Bynes has been advised against attending fashion school.
The troubled actress was only discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder last week, but is said to have signed for classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in California, which psychiatrists have advised against.
"Amanda was told by her doctors that going to fashion school, so soon after being released... [is] an absolutely terrible idea for her to do at this time - it's almost setting her up for failure. There will be pressure on Amanda as far as school work, deadlines, and it's unlikely she will be able to succeed. The fashion school she is enrolled in is in Orange County, almost two hours from her parents' house, and she still doesn't have a valid driver's license," a source said.
Amanda is back living with her parents, Rick and Lynn - who has been granted conservatorship of her daughter - but the source thinks she should take returning to her studies more slowly.
Amanda Bynes has been released from rehab.
The 27-year-old actress was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in July, but she has now completed her inpatient treatment and is recovering at her parents' home in Los Angeles. Amanda's mother's lawyer, Tamar Arminak, released a statement saying, "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day."
The Easy A star spent two months at UCLA Medical Center in California, where she was allegedly diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, after she struck up a small fire in the driveway of a stranger's home in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles. Amanda was then moved to the Canyon treatment facility in Malibu at the end of September, where she continued to make improvements, and she is now looking into joining a college.
"She's now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line," Tamar added.
Amanda Bynes could soon have her day in court.
The 27-year-old actress has been deemed fit to stand trial after her DUI arrest (Driving Under the Influence) in 2012, despite being diagnosed as a schizophrenic with bipolar disorder.
"Amanda's case was in Mental Health Court this AM, and the judge read the court-ordered medical evaluation of the actress, and determined she is now competent to face the DUI charges. Amanda's lawyer, Rich Hutton, did not object to the findings so the criminal case - which was put on hold - will not go forward," a source told TMZ.
A conservatorship is being sought for the former Nickelodeon star who was originally scheduled to appear in court on September 24, regarding her April 2012 arrest in West Hollywood, but she failed to turn up and the case was pushed back.
Amanda Bynes is expected to be released from rehab in time for Christmas.
The troubled actress, who has been in care since being placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in July, will reportedly be granted release in December after exhibiting marked improvements in her health. According to TMZ, Amanda has responded well to the medication and counselling she has been provided at The Canyon rehab facility in Malibu, California - where she moved to in September after transferring from the UCLA Medical Center's psychiatric ward - and doctors believe the treatment has "sufficiently stabilized" her.
The 27-year-old star is expected to be released into the care of her mother, Lynn, who will supervise her at their family home as she readjusts to the world.
It was recently reported the She's the Man actress - whose erratic behavior in public and on Twitter earlier this year led to her involuntary psychiatric hold - has been allowed to embark on supervised outings twice a week as she has made "great progress."
Amanda Bynes will be allowed out of rehab twice a week.
The 27-year-old actress was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in July after her wild behavior led to her allegedly being diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but she appears to be on the road to recovery as she will be given a pass for supervised outings every week.
"Amanda is being given two passes a week to go the beach, or out to eat and do things like that, accompanied by a professional handler. She is making great progress," a source told FOX411.
The Easy A star was moved to The Canyon treatment facility in Malibu at the end of September after spending two months at UCLA Medical Center and has reportedly been told she will "lead a long, normal life" as long as she continues to take her medication. Amanda's mother Lynn was granted a temporary conservatorship over her daughter in August, shortly after she was taken to a psychiatric unit by police officers, who arrested her after she struck up a small fire in the driveway of a stranger's home in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles. Amanda's parents released a statement about her progress two months ago and said they were upbeat about her recovery.
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