Amanda Bynes diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

After months of speculation about Amanda Bynes' mental health, a report reveals that the star has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

While being treated at UCLA medical center, the diagnosis was made. Bynes recently left the treatment center for a rehabilitation facility in Malibu.

Bynes' parents, via attorney Tamar Arminak, released a statement about Amanda's progress.

“Upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles," they said.

A source close to the parents said that they are having a difficult time coping with the diagnosis.

"The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda’s health and well-being," the family's lawyer said.

Months of concerns

Bynes was put under psychiatric watch in July after she accidentally soaked her dog in gasoline while attempting to build a fire in a stranger's driveway. Her history also includes possession of illegal drugs and reckless endangerment.

The facility that Amanda is being treated in specializes in dual diagnoses.

Amanda is responding very well to her new doctors and treatment," her parents said. "The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda’s supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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