Amanda Bynes's Mom Insists Her Daughter Has No Mental Illness Whatsoever, Was Under the Influence of Marijuana
Ugh. This doesn’t bode well.
Lynn Bynes says the only problem Amanda had was pot, that all her daughter’s problems emanated from marijuana, and she has quit smoking weed.
As a result, Amanda is off ALL medications. Lynn said publicly Wednesday that “she has no mental illness whatsoever.” Tamar Arminak, Lynn’s lawyer, confirms:
“Amanda is now on zero medication.”
Oh boy. Let’s look at the facts:
Amanda was hospitalized against her will. To do this, a person must be “gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.”
According to TMZ, while hospitalized, she was given a complex prescription drug cocktail specifically designed for treating Schizophrenia.
While in treatment, she was at times so incoherent that she had to be restrained, and spoke of a “Bad Amanda” while mimicking an exorcism and biting herself.
Amanda’s mother won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined that the actress was severely mentally ill.
The star’s lawyers in both California and New York asked for and won delays in her vase-tossing and DUI criminal cases based on mental illness.
Look. The idea that something is “wrong” with someone you love, that this person might be sick, it’s hard. But, Lynn, buddy, no. This is bad. I reserve only the most dire reasons to post about Amanda Bynes, and this is a big one. This is dangerous.
If someone is on medicine for a severe illness and is doing well, one should not, cannot assume that this person is now cured and able to stop medication. That just means the medication is working.
And, also, weed is bad news for people with mental illness. It’s not all sunshine and Cherry Garcia. When your brain chemicals are already out to get you, that shit will fuck you up bad. That said, marijuana alone cannot and did not cause this incredibly horrific descent into illness. It just didn’t. And to reject medicine, to reject the best thing for your child, this is no different from parents who don’t vaccinate. This isn’t an 8 year old with mild ADHD. This is a severely ill young woman who will assuredly destruct with this type of enabling.
Ugh. Just ugh.
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