There has been much speculation that Amanda Bynes was set to check into rehab after increasing pressure, but the actress is remaining defiant, despite her various incidents of late, that she is ok.
In fact, she told PEOPLE that she is doing “amazing.” .
“I am retired as an actor,” she went on to say. “I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line, I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don’t drink, and I don’t drink and drive. It is all false.”
But is Bynes in denial? And should she be seeking some professional help?
Dr. Damon Raskin, addiction expert at drug and alcohol rehab facility, Cliffside Malibu, says Bynes appears to need treatment of some sort.
“It’s very hard to see whether this is a primary psychiatric disorder, like a manic episode, or whether this is a drug or alcohol fueled state,” he says. “Both could be possible, or it could be a combination. One thing that is clear, is that she appears to need to seek medical attention to help get to the diagnosis, and get the proper treatment she needs. She is clearly unsafe to drive or be out in public.”