Amanda Bynes’ Tears Are A Great Sign For Her Doctors
We might not typically call a flood of sad emotions a particularly good thing, but when compared against no emotion at all, a good cry can be a welcome relief. Anyone who has ever studied serial killers will tell you that, and if the latest rumblings about Amanda Bynes are to be believed, so would the actress’ doctors. She’s apparently been crying up a storm the past few days, and they couldn’t be happier about the latest developments.
According to TMZ, the former All That star did quite a bit of emoting prior to her scheduled court appearance, reportedly telling her nurses and doctors she was really worried about what might happen and thougt she should be allowed to leave. People suffering from Schizophrenia often have a hard time crying, and since early reports indicate Amanda may be suffering from Schizophrenic tendencies, it’s very encouraging to see her get emotional.
Bynes was first taken into custody and placed on a 5150 psych hold following a fire in a residential neighborhood. Why exactly she decided to start it on the random woman’s driveway is unclear, but when doctors examined her, they found enough cause for concern to extend the initial 72 hour hold not once but twice. Recently, a judge granted Bynes’ parents a temporary conservatorship over their daughter, which will allow them to make basic decisions related to where she lives, how she receives medical care and what her monthly stipend might be.
Even given her litany of problems, it’s not surprising Bynes wants to be released from the hospital. She’s made millions of dollars as a popular actress and has looked out for herself and lived on her own for years. It’s only natural she would want to continue that trajectory. Unfortunately, she really needs to focus on getting better right now, and it will be far easier for her to do that with the types of checks and balances her parents will impose. Besides, it doesn’t necessarily need to be viewed as a negative. Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship for years, and she seems as happy as possible. In fact, her entire life turned around almost the second her father started helping her make bigger life decisions.
Over the past year, Bynes has made an incredible number of headlines related to her behavior. If all goes according to plan, however, the headlines she makes in the future will be directly related to new acting roles and positive career developments. She has a talented girl with a lot to offer. I think I speak for everyone when I say it would be nice to have her back and working.