Whoa! Just when we thought Amanda Bynes was looking better than ever and on the fast-track to recovery, new reports say the troubled former child star, who was receiving treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, isn't as well as we thought. In fact, According to RadarOnline, Amanda has been advised not to attend fashion design school at FIDM so soon after returning home and to instead seek further intensive treatment.
The site's source explains, "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." Ouch!
The source also points to the fact that FIDM is "almost two hours from her parents' house in Orange County, and she still doesn’t have a valid driver’s license." Hrrmm. That's not exactly the best excuse, considering that she could easily be driven to and from class, but apparently, the transportation issue is just a piece of the puzzle.
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The source offered a more understandable case, explaining that the former actress "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."
Nonetheless, Radar says Amanda will not seek further treatment at this time. In fact, those close to her feel that going school could offer structure and promote a normal rhythm and routine for Amanda. I could see that being the case, but who knows? There's also a chance it may be premature. Fingers crossed that her decision to stay out of rehab is what's best for her in the long-run.
Do you think Amanda is ready to start school -- or should she head back to rehab?
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