Doctors at her psychiatric centre have made an initial assessment that the
actress is suffering from ‘schizophrenic tendencies’.
A photo has emerged showing the former Hairspray star hiding under a
white sheet as she is wheeled between buildings by staff at the centre in
Bynes remains under involuntary hold following an incident where she alle-
gedly started a fire in an elderly woman’s driveway.
According to a detailed TMZ report Bynes allegedly acts normally for up to
ten hours at a time, but then becomes irrational and incoherent.
When learning that her pet dog was being cared for by her parents the 27-
year-old apparently became convinced they would harm it.
Her anxiety led to her suffering an episode in which she became so upset she
had to be physically restrained. Bynes has also been allocated her own room
at the centre, after she allegedly began berating her room mate. However
despite her strange behaviour Bynes has reportedly tested negative for all
illegal drugs except marijuana.
Following her recent troubles the former Nickelodeon star’s parents headed
to court on Thursday to seek conservatorship over their daughter. TMZ re-
vealed that Rock and Lynn Bynes filed court documents asking a California
judge to impose a conservatorship due to their daughter’s apparent mental
It is not yet clear which aspects of her life her parents are seeking to control,
and the conservatorship could cover both personal and financial issues.
In California the proposed conservator must show that the conservatee is
unable to care for themselves, and is a danger to others. Bynes allegedly
used a canister of gasoline to fuel a fire outside an elderly woman’s home
near her parent’s home in Thousand Oaks, California on Monday night.
Her pet dog was doused in gasoline during the incident, although was un-
Bynes’s parents ‘are hopeful that the judge will take the incident into con-
sideration’, a source told Radar. ‘Her behavior is completely unpredictable,
and she needs long term mental health help,’ the source said.
Bynes will not face criminal charges over the incident, as prosecutors jud-
ged her behaviour that of a mentally ill person.