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Amanda Bynes doesn't have schizophrenia , lawyer reveals

Amanda Bynes has yet to speak out about her bizarre behavior that made headlines on a weekly basis last year, but her lawyer has opened up to People magazine to dispel some rumors about her mental health.Though it was widely reported that Bynes is on various medications after she was taken to a mental hospital for evaluation last year, her lawyer insisted to the mag that she is medication-free."Amanda currently is on zero medication," Tamar Arminak said. "She's devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She's never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she's proud to say she's been marijuana-free for the past nine months."Bynes' arrest in New York last year made headlines when she allegedly tossed a bong out of a window in her apartment.Her lawyer insisted that rumors that she is schizophrenic also are false."For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it."A source told People that Bynes and her family are still working...

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