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Amanda Bynes detained by police for mental health evaluation months after psychiatric hold

Amanda Bynes arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 5, 2011. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images/TNS)

Amanda Bynes was detained this weekend for a mental health evaluation, following the psychiatric hold she was put under earlier this year.

According to TMZ, the Los Angeles Police Department took the former actor, 37, into custody Saturday morning after receiving a call for a woman in distress. Eyewitnesses noted to the outlet that Bynes appeared calm in the presence of the police.

It’s not yet known whether the actress was released or placed on another 5150 psychiatric hold.

In late March, on the heels of another split from on-off fiance Paul Michael, Bynes was found roaming the streets of downtown Los Angeles naked. This incident led to her calling 911 for herself, citing a psychotic episode.

A psychiatric hold resulted and Bynes was released from a mental hospital the following month, moving instead to outpatient treatment.

Despite what TMZ describes as a largely solitary existence these days, Bynes is reportedly diligent about her medication and therapy. Prior to the March episode, she had been living alone but doing well, according to the outlet.

Bynes’ mother served as her conservator from 2013 until March 2022, with the arrangement having begun after the former child star allegedly set fire to a driveway. Following the latest incident, her parents, Lynn and Rick, are “deeply concerned” but said another conservatorship “isn’t on the table.”

Asked by the Daily News whether Bynes was released from custody or put on a psychiatric hold, the LAPD declined to comment.


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