Amanda Bynes’ Psychiatric Hold Extended for 30 Days: Report

Amanda Bynes on July 9, 2013 in New York City
Scheduled to attend a hearing regarding her parents request for conservatorship on Aug. 9, doctors reportedly extended Amanda Bynes' psychiatric hold for 30 days. Ray Tamarra/Getty

Amanda Bynes will reportedly not be appearing in court on Friday, Aug. 9. According to TMZ, the 27-year-old actress' psychiatric hold has been extended for 30 days under doctors' orders.

Bynes was ordered to appear in court on Aug. 9 in order for a judge to determine whether or not to grant the star's parents' conservatorship request. But TMZ reports that a judge, after traveling to the hospital, granted doctors' request to extend Bynes' psychiatric hold for an additional 30 days, which requires the patient to be "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder."

The former Nickelodeon star was initially placed on an involuntary 5150 psychiatric hold on July 22, after allegedly starting a fire in a stranger's driveway in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif. A judge then granted a request to extend Bynes' mental health evaluation by two weeks.

On July 25, Bynes' parents, Rick and Lynn, filed to impose a conservatorship on their daughter. At the time, the Ventura County judge presiding over the case said he needed face-to-face time with Bynes to render his decision.

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