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Amanda Bynes hospitalised for two weeks

AMANDA Bynes' psychiatric hold has reportedly been extended by another two weeks.

The troubled actress, who was placed under an emergency 5150 hold last week, will spend another 14 days at the Las Encinas Hospital in Los Angeles in order to get the right help following her erratic behaviour over the past month, according to E! News.

The 28-year-old star, who was recently arrested for driving under the influence [DUI] and accused of shoplifting, was involuntarily taken to the treatment facility on Friday (10.10.14) after flying back to Los Angeles from New York, and was picked up from the airport by a car service, which she believed was taking her to an appointment at her lawyer's office.

Instead, the driver, as instructed by her parents Rick and Lynn, their attorney Tamar Arminak and Amanda's friend Sam Lutfi - a former confidante of Britney Spears - took her to the clinic in Pasadena.

Rick and Lynn are relieved they managed to pull off the secret plan and are glad their daughter is "safe" and can now get the "help" she needs in hospital.

A source said previously: "They're happy she's safe and that Amanda is finally getting some help."

Amanda, who is believed to have been diagnosed with Bipolar and Schizophrenia, spent five months in a treatment facility in July 2013 when she was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold after she was arrested for starting a fire in a stranger's driveway.

She was released in December and appeared to be getting her life back on track until her conservatorship - which legally enabled Lynn to take care of her and her assets - came to an end last month.