[Gossip] Amanda Bynes Urged To Get More Help Before She Enrolls In Fashion School
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.07.2013
Take things slow...
Radar Online reports that Amanda Bynes, who was recently released from a Malibu rehab facility called The Canyons for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, has been told by doctors to get more intensive treatment instead of going to fashion school. Bynes is currently living with her parents Lynn (who has conservatorship) and Rick after her release. She spent several months in The Canyons.
Her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, previously said in a statement: "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day. 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. Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She's very happy to re-establish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared."
A source said: "Amanda was told by her doctors that going to fashion school, so soon after being released from The Canyons, … [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 almost two hours from her parents' house in Orange County, and she still doesn't have a valid driver's license. Amanda's treatment team felt that she could have benefited from further inpatient care — if not at The Canyons, at another facility. Yes, she is still seeing her doctors on an outpatient basis, but this is all happening way too fast and too soon. Amanda should be eased back into her life in a controlled manner, because she is dealing with a very serious health diagnosis. Why does she need to enroll now in school? It would be ideal if she waited six months to a year."
Bynes started her treatment in September after months of erratic and bizarre behavior. She was hospitalized after setting a fire in the driveway of a neighbor in Thousand Oaks, California, in July. Two weeks ago, she was declared mentally competent to stand trial in her DUI case.