Amanda Bynes To Be Released From Rehab By Christmas
Amanda Bynes To Be Released From Rehab By

Actress Amanda Bynes is expected to be released from a rehabilitation centre by December and will be home in time for Christmas.

The "Sydney White" star was sent to rehab earlier this year after showing extreme psychotic behaviour in July. According to a TMZ report, the centre revealed that the 27-year-old will be released in time for the festive season.

Amanda was said to have shown marked improvement in her behaviour and responded well to medication and counseling that was provided to her at the Canyon rehab facility in Malibu, California, where she moved to in September after transferring from the UCLA. Doctors at the centre confirmed that the treatment has "sufficiently stabilised" her.

The report also revealed that the troubled star, whose erratic behaviour in public and on Twitter led to her involuntary psychiatric hold, has been allowed to embark on supervised outings twice a week as she has made "great progress".

"Amanda is being given two passes a week to go the beach, or out to eat and do things like that, accompanied by a professional handler," a source said, according to Daily Mail.

Amanda was formally diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder recently. Her parents had already suspected she had mental disorder before her diagnosis at the UCLA Medical Center, Radar Online reported.

"It was difficult to process for her parents," a source had said at that time. "Upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery. The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda's health and well-being."