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Amanda Bynes Psychiatric Hold Extended By Judge for Two Weeks: Report

By Shari Weiss

(Twitter)

Amanda Bynes will be held in a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital beyond her original 72-hour hold.

On Thursday evening, doctors treating the former child star convinced a judge to extend Bynes’ involuntary stay for an additional two weeks.

Doctors reportedly sought the extension to have adequate time to properly diagnose the actress, and because they believe she poses a danger to herself and others.

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A lawyer for Bynes also went before the judge at the medical facility to argue that she should be released, but the public official sided with the doctors, reports TMZ.

Had the judge not granted the extension, Bynes would’ve been released in a matter of hours.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Bynes was hospitalized on Monday after allegedly starting a fire in a stranger’s driveway.

Earlier Thursday, Bynes’ mother reportedly filed a petition for conservatorship over the troubled actress, whose erratic behavior in recent months has raised questions about her mental well-being.

A court hearing on the matter is slated for Friday.

Gossip Cop will have updates.

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