Amanda Bynes May Be Looking at a Long Stretch in Lockup This Time — With Forced Meds

Oct 15, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes, who was recently placed behind bars on a psychiatric hold, may not get out for a year, TMZ reports.

Bynes, who was placed under a conservatorship under her mother’s control after an incident in 2013, “is headed for another conservatorship, but we’re told it almost certainly will not be at the hands of her parents,” TMZ reports. “Rather, we’ve learned Amanda’s doctors are planning to get the type of conservatorship that can keep her confined and medicated for up to 1 year.”

The report cites sources who are familiar with the former “All That” star’s treatment saying that doctors are pushing for an LPS Hold, also known as a mental health hold. The piece says that type of hold is granted only if a patient is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.”

The hold would allow medication to be administered against Bynes’ will, the report notes, while Bynes would be kept either in a hospital or in another secure facility.

“The LPS Hold is far more stringent than what her parents could get,” TMZ notes. “The parents could not legally force meds on Amanda nor could they effectively restrain her. We’re told Amanda literally hates her parents now after they tricked her into coming to the mental hospital.”

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