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Amanda Bynes Returns to Sanity?

Posted on | February 2, 2014 | 19 Comments

When the former Nickelodeon starlet had a very public nervous breakdown last year, I feared the worst. The prognosis for chronic schizophrenia — which is what the reported symptoms suggested — is not encouraging. The farther the disorder progresses before the patient gets treatment, the less likely recovery is, and by the time a judge ordered Amanda Bynes into treatment, she was completely bonkers. So it is surprisingly good news that she may be getting better:

According to some recent photos, the star has been undergoing treatments to remove the angel wings tattooed on her arm. . . .
The decision to remove her tattoo is likely coming as part of Bynes’ post–rehab lifestyle change. The actress was released from rehab in early December after undergoing four months of treatment for mental illness. Since her release, Bynes has taken big steps to put her life on a positive track.
Soon after rehab, Bynes debuted healthy long blond hair that reminded the world of her pre-Twitter meltdown days. This month, the 27–year–old has enrolled in fashion school to kickstart a new career direction.

Most people take sanity for granted, but if you’ve ever known someone who went nuts, you thank God for every sane day.

 

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  • DaveO

    Good for her. Hopefully she’s learned to discern who is there for her, and who is there to use her.

  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    I predict that the MSM will jump on this success story….

    …Unless she’s found Christ, then they’ll decide she’s still crazy

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Good for her. I wish her the best…

    As for Peyton Manning, that first play gave him a look of sheer terror. Good start for Hawks.

  • William miller

    You say you “feared the worse.” All I have read is you endlessly mocking her illness. Now all of a sudden you care? Liar.

  • DaveO

    Philip Seymour Johnson could not be reached to comment on your accusation of lying.

  • William miller

    Do you, by chance, mean Hoffman rather than Johnson?

  • DaveO

    Yes, Hoffman, and thank you for the correction. One should never hit enter before reviewing the snark.

  • William miller

    Think nothing of it

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    IIRC, he mocked her behavior and privileged attitude, but warned of her illness.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I had a schizophrenic brother in law who decided to come visit my first wife and I in Richmond. He had been fine every time I had met him because he was on his meds. He like the art community in “The Fan” area and thought about going to school there (he was about 23 at the time).

    But one night he didn’t come home. The next day I contacted the police in the city and found he was under arrest. Turned out he had gone off his meds since being in town, and having entered a public restroom on the VCU campus, decided it was in need of a mural, which he proceeded to paint on its walls with his oils in full abstract.

    He had apparently been resistant to the idea that he could not just do this, and also to the security guards’ objections to him painting dressed only in some of the paint.

    He was never violent, but sooner or later he would have hurt himself when out of touch with reality. But the last I heard, he had stayed on the meds for many years.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Was the painting any good?

  • William miller

    I beg to differ: he called her crazy, mocked her behavior even after a diagnoses was made and continued to trail her erratic behavior. My brother suffers from schizophrenia, so I guess I have little patience for those who mock the mentally ill. You can, of course, continue to defend RSC’s behavior, however, please at least be honest about what he did.

  • http://alanye.com/ Dai Alanye

    Schizophrenia runs in creative families, so likely it was good by modernist standards.

    Also, schizophrenia’s not curable today, and only marginally treatable. All known treatments affect other portions of the personality, usually to the detriment of the individual.

  • cmdr358

    Do you, by chance, mean RSM rather than RSC?

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  • William miller

    Ha! Is suspect I just made your day.

  • cmdr358

    Lol….nah, just saw the opportunity.
    Think nothing of it.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I don’t know, I never saw it. The police had pictures taken before it was cleaned off but since the prosecutor and I reached an agreement to get him into treatment again, it never went to trial.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    My brother in law said the medication was like living in an aquarium of clear jello, he felt he was thinking slow and clouded and moving in slow motion. His doctor finally was able to find a combination of medications that didn’t affect him as severely but kept him from slipping into episodes. But supposedly it varies by individual and the only way to find if a good dosage exists is by trial and error, which takes time and misery for the patient and family along the way.