Doctors for Amanda Bynes say it’s a good thing her psychiatric hold was extended for 30 days because she’s been doing much better, thanks to the emotional breakthrough she’s had.
Amanda was recently given a RX cocktail to treat what they think is schizophrenia, and it looks like it’s working. According to doctors, she’s had a breakthrough in recent days.
Specifically, she’s showing emotion — something many schizophrenics don’t show at all. We’re told Amanda was crying on Wednesday and Thursday night, saying she was scared about the Friday court date — which she did not attend. Patients who cry are viewed as improving, because sadness is typically not in the playbook.
And we’re told Amanda spent Thursday night confiding in one of the nurses about her future, saying she’s fine and did not need confinement in a hospital. We’re told the doctors believe her ability to form clear thoughts is progress.
It seems a little inconsistent that she’s doing better yet doctors sounded the alarm that they needed to keep her for an additional 30 days because she was “gravely disabled.” We’re told doctors insist they were honest about her condition and feel they can help her with more time.
Won’t it be amazing to see what she has to say once she comes out of this thing? I can’t imagine what it would be like to see yourself – as bizarre as she’s been acting – once you get your sickness under control.
I don’t know much about schizophrenia. Is it something you’re born with – or is it something you can develop?