Amanda Bynes has revealed that she has been diagnosed as bipolar and manic depressive, but is currently taking medications in order to cope with her mental illnesses. The troubled actress has been on a downward spiral as of late, but acknowledging that she is suffering from mental instability could be the first step in a long path to getting healthy.

Four hours ago, Bynes took to her official Twitter account to discuss the situation of which she has found herself. As previously reported, Bynes’ parents sought a conservatorship over her affairs after she was said to be going off of the rails in New York City. She was allegedly shoplifting and spending thousands on Cartier jewelry for strangers. At that time, her parents stepped in along with some help from Sam Lutfi. She was taken in for treatment on a 5150 psychiatric hold, but was released from the hospital two weeks later.

Amanda Bynes shared on Twitter:

Bynes was said to be having a lot of trouble readjusting to life while she was being held against her will on a psychiatric hold. Doctors later tried to obtain a conservatorship that would allow them to confine the actress and medicate her for an entire year, but Bynes went to court and pleaded for her own release.

Prior to her hospitalization, Bynes accused her father Rick of sexually abusing her as a child. She later recanted her statement, claiming that the microchip in her head may her say that. She revealed, “My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me.” After being placed on psychiatric hold and after her release, Bynes claimed again that her father was a monster and “should be in jail”.

Amanda Bynes was recently revealed to be living off of American Express gift cards because her parents won’t allow her access to her vast fortune.

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