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Amanda Bynes is OUT of her manic state … acting completely “normal” and her family thinks it’s nothing short of “mind blowing.”

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Amanda is off all meds, including Adderall, which caused her to get a DUI.

When you speak with Amanda there is no way you would know she’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolarity. She is completely lucid.

We’re told things have stabilized so much, her parents have given her limited access again to bank accounts. She spends her time reading, doing yoga, meditation and pilates … all stress reducers which doctors say are important for these mental disorders.

We’re also told Amanda’s recent trip to USC — where she’d like to enroll as a psych major — was all planned by her.

Here’s the rub. Doctors have told Amanda’s family, people with such mental illnesses sometimes rebound and they can be ok for months, only to relapse again.

The family believes during these stable periods, the best thing is to give Amanda enough freedom to enjoy it.


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Amanda Bynes has her sights set on USC and the psychology department … but this time not as a patient.

Amanda took a VIP tour of the campus Wednesday and we’re told she told the folks with whom she interacted she wanted to enroll in the school as a psych major.

It makes sense … Amanda has had more than her share of interactions with shrinks over the last two years. A staffer from the admissions department told TMZ … the school does not hold mental illness against any applicant … if they’re qualified and able to engage in studies, that’s all that matters.

As for her tour … several students saw her on the golf cart tooling around campus with headphones, singing “Roar” by Katy Perry.

A USC staffer tells us the earliest she could be admitted is next Fall.


Amanda Bynes says she does NOT want to kill her family — claiming the audio TMZ posted of her saying she wanted to murder her dad and slit her mom’s wrists … was just a joke.

Bynes says, “i was obviously joking about hurting my family – i straight up don’t believe in harming a soul.”

In a tweet Saturday, she added … “I said what I said in jest & if you don’t understand that then know I’m in therapy to talk about my dad issues and that will solve my concerns with ppl invading my private life. I am one of the most thoughtful girls you’ll ever meet so don’t read into what I joke about.”

As we previously reported … members of Amanda’s family said they wanted us to post the audio — which could be a wake-up call for medical professionals to intervene and get her help.

Bynes also said she didn’t really want Drake to murder her vagina … adding, “So take what I say lightly because I am the nicest girl.”