Amanda Bynes transferred to rehab facility for psychiatric treatment

Amanda Bynes appears outside criminal court in Manhattan

Amanda Bynes appears outside criminal court in Manhattan on July 9, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

Troubled actress Amanda Bynes has left the Los Angeles hospital where she was being treated for mental-health issues and was transferred to a nearby rehab facility for psychiatric treatment.

Her parents, Rick and Lynn Bynes, Monday said through their attorney, Tamar Arminak, that, "Currently, upon recommendation by the skilled health care professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles."

TMZ.com reported that former child star Bynes, 27, was moved three weeks ago to The Canyon, in Malibu, which offers psychiatry and other treatment for "behavioral problems, mental illness and/or substance abuse issues," according to the facility's website. TMZ said Bynes had grown afraid of other psychiatric patients at UCLA and would not leave the immediate area around her room.


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Additionally, Lynn Bynes, who was recently granted an emergency conservatorship, called an "LPS," Monday dropped her bid for a more permanent one. A conservatorship grants a guardian control over an incapacitated person's finances, medical decisions and other aspects of life.

Following the hearing at Ventura County Juvenile Court House in Oxnard, Calif., reported Us Weekly, Bynes' lawyer, Mary Shea, told reporters the former star of Nickelodeon's "All That" and "The Amanda Show" was "doing well. She is doing better." The next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 17.

Last Thursday, Bynes' New York lawyer, Gerald Shargel, asked for a postponement of up to 18 months in a case related to Bynes' arrest on marijuana possession and other charges in Manhattan in May.

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