Amanda Bynes is still under a psychiatric hold, but according to sources, the cocktail of meds she’s on are working. Surprisingly well! Apparently she’s been stabilized, and is no longer hearing voices.
Doctors at the hospital where she’s staying have given her a cocktail of meds to control what they believe is schizophrenia. According to TMZ she responded quickly – and dramatically. In the past 3 days she’s stopped talking to herself, and has stopped insulting people. She’s even become polite – saying “please” and “thank you!” Who knew?
The progress is all the more stunning because these cocktails are notoriously difficult to gauge — getting the right combination of meds with the right doses is something of a crap shoot. Our sources say the meds take 7 to 10 days to fully kick in, so they’re not declaring victory yet, but they’re optimistic.
But there’s an ironic twist. Amanda is scheduled to have a court hearing today … where she’s trying to get out of the psych hospital. The fact that she’s doing better can actually help her case, but we’re told doctors are confident the judge will not let her out for several reasons. First, it’s unclear if the meds will work long-term. Also, it’s highly uncertain she’ll voluntarily take the drugs.
One more thing. There are reports Amanda’s parents may back off the conservatorship if she does better in the psych ward. Our sources say that is “absolutely untrue.” Amanda’s parents feel it’s essential for her to get long-term care and supervision.
Hopefully this is the first step towards Amanda getting healthy and coming back down to earth!