REPORT: Psychiatric Hold Extended For Amanda Bynes

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Amanda Bynes will reportedly remain in the care of mental health professionals for an extended period of time following an update that suggests she was wandering the city for days before flagging down a car and asking for help.

Sources close to the situation reported that Bynes may have been living on the streets for several days before getting help Sunday, according to TMZ. The former star’s car was towed on March 15 in Long Beach, roughly 40 miles away from her residence and 25 miles from where she was found naked and in mental distress. Bynes will reportedly remain committed for at least one additional week before she can be deemed well enough to be released, according to TMZ.

It is believed that Bynes managed to get a stranger to drive her to Beverly Hills, but then requested that she be returned to Hollywood. The exact route she traveled and the timeline of events has yet to be established, but it appears Bynes hitchhiked or took public transportation to get around during the course of her episode, according to TMZ.

The troubled star was previously seen in Hollywood on March 18 and was fully clothed at the time.

Bynes was first taken into the rehabilitation center on March 19, and was expected to remain in the custody of mental health professionals under a psychiatric hold, which typically lasts 72 hours, according to TMZ. (RELATED: Deputies Sue Afroman After Raiding His Home)

March 22 marks the one-year anniversary of Bynes’ emancipation from a conservatorship that she lived under for nearly a decade. Her parents have indicated they do not wish to pursue another conservatorship at this time.