Amanda Bynes: I’m Bipolar and Manic Depressive
Amanda Bynes acknowledges that she is bipolar and manic depressive. The former actress tweeted about her condition early on Tuesday, a few days after she was released from a psychiatric facility. This is the first time Bynes has confirmed she has a disorder.
She wrote, “I need to get an apartment and my parents won’t give me access to any of my funds. I was diagnosed bi-polar and manic depressive so I’m on medication and I’m seeing my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly so I’m fine :D.”
Bynes added, “I’m not living with my parents. I’m not legally obligated to. My lawyer said if I comply with the courts and take my meds and see my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly then I will get unconserved. Thank GOD.”
Following her release from a facility last Thursday, Bynes wandered the streets of Los Angeles and made serious allegations against her parents, who have retained a legal conservatorship over her.
The star was initially hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold in October following the reemergence of the erratic behavior that has plagued much of her last two years. She has repeatedly accused her father of being a sexual abuser, a claim she once retracted and blamed on a “chip” in her brain. Bynes has slammed her parents for taking legal control over her life. Gossip Cop will have updates.