Amanda Bynes 'May Be Allowed Home For Christmas As Mental Condition Improves'

Troubled former child star is in rehab...

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Amanda Bynes is reportedly going home for the Christmas holiday after being placed under an involuntary psychiatric order in July following a number of alarming incidents.

The former child actress was moved to a rehab centre in Malibu this September and the 27-year-old is said to be undergoing treatment for schizophrenia.

It’s not clear exactly how long she will be in the hands of doctors and while it was once reported she could be kept in for another year, sources now think it may only be one more month.

TMZ writes that Amanda's medications and psychological counselling have stabilised her so her doctors will let her leave her current accommodation.

Her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes previously confirmed she left the UCLA Medical Center to get a more serene environment. However paparazzi have apparently gathered outside the new clinic meaning she can't leave the building.

Amanda Bynes may be going home for Christmas (WENN)

On top of that staff members don’t want the identities of other patients to be captured.

Mum Lynn has a mental health conservatorship over her Amanda and will make decisions on her behalf until she is better.

It’s expected she will care for her at their family home during the festive season.

Amanda was placed under a 5150 hold when she set fire to a residential driveway in Thousand Oaks, California and it followed her arrest for chucking a bong out of her apartment window in the Big Apple.

She was due to face consequences for that but her legal representative as for the case to be postponed for 18 months so her mentally health could be sorted out first.

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 Amanda Bynes, arguably Nickelodeon's worst driver, at the MTV Awards, 2011, LA (Nikki Nelson/