Amanda Bynes' New York Neighbors Speak Out About How Much She Scares Them

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Amanda BynesPoor, poor Amanda Bynes. Her troubles just seem to get worse and worse and now her New York City neighbors are in on it, revealing what it has been like to live with the clearly troubled star in their shared building on West 47th Street.

Things have gotten so bad that Bynes neighbors compared her to "Linda Blair in the 'Exorcist'" and after hearing their descriptions of her behavior, it does not sound far off.

Neighbors say she wanders the halls muttering to herself. They say she stares blankly at them and that people are terrified to be alone with her. She knocked on one woman’s door, and when it opened, she screamed "You’re ugly,"and ran away.

This girl needs so much help.

This is the fate of child stars sometimes. It's not clear why. What is clear is that this is not a small problem. Bynes needs help and she needs it yesterday. Some may find it funny, but it's not. It's sad.

I hope she gets back on her medication, stat and that her neighbors are blissfully free of a horror movie in their own building.

What do you think is wrong with Amanda Bynes?

 

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bills... billsfan1104

This doesn't sound like drugs, this sounds like schizophrenia. Many people develop it late in life. Someone needs to step in and get her to the doctors right away.

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

Many gifted people also have some form of mental problems as well.  Not saying she's a genius by any means, but she was incredibly gifted at a young age in comedy (for kids, of course.  I'm not comparing her to comedy greats.) I don't think this is another case of child star grew up in dysfunctional home and feels entitled that the world will bow down to her.  I do think there is something wrong here.  Unfortunately, just as we don't have the write to force someone to be physically healthy, we don't have the right to force her to get mentally healthy, unless she hurts herself and others.  So sad.

jhslove jhslove

I used to think she was just acting like a spoiled celebrity, but the more I hear, the more I think it sounds like she's genuinely mentally ill (I don't know much about schizophrenia, but what I do know of it seems to fit). If Britney Spears' parents could get a conservatorship, I wonder why Amanda Bynes' parents can't? It sounds like her behavior has gotten just as bizarre and dangerous.


In most cases like this, I roll my eyes when people say they "feel sorry for" the person in question who's behaving like an asshat. But here, I really do think it sounds like she's ill and I do feel bad for her. I really hope she can get some help, and soon.

Nurse... Nursekelly1980

She needs help and I hope she gets it before she hurts herself or someone else.

Heath... HeatherMazzone

I don't understand how she was seen and evaluated at a hospital and then let go? How did she fool them into thinking she's mentally fit? Either this is all an act for attention or that hospital staff failed horribly at their job.

kelti... kelticmom

I agree with Billsfan, it sounds like schizophrenia. Where the hell are her parents? Where are the people who love and care for this poor girl? It makes me sad to see her so alone and clearly hurting. Something needs to be done and fast before it's too late.

Jennifer Row McCaughey

Her parents are terrified and are trying to get a conservatorship, but Amanda is an adult who has never been diagnosed with an mental illness so it is very hard. It is so clear by now that this girl is sick, it's more than just drugs. She was so beautiful a short time ago and always perfectly put together and now she looks like she dressed herself from a dumpster, that is not normal. Since she let those two skeezy photographers into her apartment, it's obvious that she is very vulnerable and I worry that someone will try to take advantage of her in a much worse way.  For that reason alone you would think that her parents would be able to protect her from herself.  This is getting sadder by the day.

Sara James

Sounds like she has a mental disorder that is not being treated. She also seems to be exhibiting multiple personality disorder. The lawyers she pays only want her money and do not care if she is well or not. Very sad, I hope she doesn't become a member of the 27 club.

redhe... redhed211

This reminds me of my aunt who suffers from schizophrenia. Everytime she stops taking her meds she behaves the same way, if not worse. Sadly she, like amanda bynes, is old enough to refuse treatment. It's very common for schizophrenic people to not show symptoms constantly, which makes it hard to legally hold them in an institution to make them take their meds. Most of the time the only way to get them help is if they show signs of hurting themselves or someone else, by then it's usually too late, they've probably already hurt someone. We tried many times to get my aunt the help she needed, but nothing could be done without her consent. She ended up burning down her apartment complex, because she thought an imaginary person was going to kill her. No one was hurt, but it took her doing that to get the help she needed. Sometimes laws protecting the patient aren't always that great. Especially when it comes to the mentally ill. Families cannot report a relative to an institution anymore.

Lori Testy

There has to be someway to help her. Her parents need to look into  their options of helping her. She's definately not all there. Very sad situation.

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