Amanda Bynes Was Not Diagnosed With Schizophrenia, Says Lawyer

Amanda Bynes made a decision to leave the spotlight after she was forcibly hospitalized this past July, and now her lawyer is speaking out to clear up rumors as to the what sent the former actress to require months of psychiatric treatment.

"There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition," Bynes' attorney Tamar Arminak told People magazine. "She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private."

Though the 28-year-old still wishes to maintain her privacy, she asked that her lawyer dispel one specific rumor.

"For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, adding that she's currently on "zero medication," and is "devoted to living her life as healthy as possible." What's more, Bynes' lawyer maintains that the actress "never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she's proud to say she's been marijuana-free for the past nine months."

Bynes is currently studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Orange County campus, and has mostly laid low since completing inpatient treatment in December 2013, however, she did return to Twitter this past weekend, sharing photos from her family vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Bynes' lawyer tells People the "She's The Man" star is "doing extremely well," while a family source told the magazine she "continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week," and explained that she is still working through the causes of her past behavior.



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