Amanda Bynes — Signs of Schizophrenia

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Amanda Bynes is exhibiting signs of schizophrenia … and medical professionals and others WILL seek a 2 week extension on her 5150 psychiatric hold so doctors can properly diagnose her … sources familiar with the situation tell our sources.

We”re told … ever since Amanda was taken into custody Monday night — after she lit a fire on an elderly woman”s driveway in Thousand Oaks, CA — people close to Bynes are convinced she”s suffering from mental illness, specifically schizophrenia.

Sources tell us … Amanda”s parents will now ask a judge to put the 27-year-old in a conservatorship, a la Britney Spears, because they believe she is unable to care for herself and could be a danger to others.

Amanda”s parents have wanted to take action for the past couple of months — but they didn”t have the goods because Amanda”s conduct was not so over the line that a judge would take away her freedom.

Now, after the driveway fire incident … the circumstances may have changed enough to convince a judge Amanda needs help and supervision.