Amanda Bynes Kept In Psychiatric Care
Troubled star refused permission to leave secure facility...
Amanda Bynes is reported to have been refused permission to leave the secure psychiatric facility in which she is currently being held.
The troubled former actress was placed in involuntary care 11 days ago after starting a fire in a stranger's front garden - but had argued that she should now be freed.
However US gossip site TMZ reports that a judge refused to let her out at the current time.
TMZ said: "Amanda is actually doing a lot better since doctors have started giving her a cocktail of meds. We're told there are clear signs Amanda is schizophrenic.
"In the end the judge agreed with the doctors, that Amanda needed to stay in the hospital because her mental situation is still precarious.
"Amanda does not acknowledge she has a mental illness, and doctors believe there's more than a good chance she would not take the meds that have stabilized her if she's out on her own."
Nick Cannon this week wrote an open letter to his former co-star.