Only a day after a judge granted Amanda Bynes' doctors an emergency 30-day extension of the actress' psychiatric hold, TMZ is reporting that Bynes' mother, Lynn, has officially been granted temporary conservatorship over her daughter.
According to the site, the judge based his decision on the reports of an investigator he hired to evaluate Bynes' health, as the actress was barred from attending the court hearing herself after her psychiatric hold was extended under the claims that the actress is "gravely disabled" due to schizophrenia. Under the conservatorship, Lynn has control over Bynes' finances—which both Bynes' parents have previously said was diminishing rapidly when the actress was living in NYC—and is allowed to make executive decisions about Bynes' well-being. However, the judge did warn Lynn not to make any major decisions without first consulting Bynes' lawyer.
As for the actress' condition—TMZ reported this morning that Bynes is beginning to show signs of emotion and even crying, which is a great development as patients with schizophrenia generally have trouble feeling sadness and grief. From the site:
Specifically, she's showing emotion -- something many schizophrenics don't show at all. We're told Amanda was crying on Wednesday and Thursday night, saying she was scared about the Friday court date -- which she did not attend. Patients who cry are viewed as improving, because sadness is typically not in the playbook.
And we're told Amanda spent Thursday night confiding in one of the nurses about her future, saying she's fine and did not need confinement in a hospital. We're told the doctors believe her ability to form clear thoughts is progress.
Doctors reportedly believe they'll be able to help Bynes with the additional 30 days they were granted for her psychiatric hold.