Troubled former child-star Amanda Bynes has acknowledged for the first time publicly that she suffers from mental-health issues, although she subsequently deleted some tweets and claimed "friends" had been tweeting.
"I was diagnosed bipolar and manic depressive so I'm on medication and I'm seeing my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly so I'm fine :D," she tweeted late Monday night Los Angeles time.
"I'm not living with my parents. I'm not legally obligated to. My lawyer said if I comply with the courts and take my meds and see my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly then I will get unconserved ," added the 28-year-old Bynes, referring to the conservatorship granted to her mother, Lynn Bynes, on Oct. 22.
The former child star of Nickelodeon's "All That" and "The Amanda Show" had been admitted to Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Cal., on Oct. 10 under a state law permitting a 72-hour involuntary hold that can then be extended. On Thursday, a judge ruled against doctors' latest extension and released Bynes from the facility.
In Tuesday-morning tweets that were since deleted, reported CNN, Bynes had also tweeted, "I need to get a restraining order against Sam Lufti," the controversial talent manager who reportedly helped Bynes' parents have her admitted after Bynes exhibited eccentric behavior in New York. "I got discharged for not being gravely disabled," she said in a further deleted tweet. "But I am conserved and my parents only give me $50 dollars a day and it's really annoying." In one more tweet, she wrote, "I need to get an apartment and my parents won't give me access to any of my funds."
Early Tuesday morning, however, Bynes tweeted, "I was at a friends apartment last night and one of my friends tweeted my phone, sorry guys!"