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  • 6 December 2013, 11:53

Amanda Bynes Leaves Rehab To Recover At Home

Amanda Bynes has left a rehabilitation clinic and is now living at her mother's house in Los Angeles, her lawyer has said.

The 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star had been an inpatient at a treatment centre in Malibu since July and was being treated for mental illness.

"Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery," said her lawyer Tamar Arminak.

"Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day."

Bynes is now recovering at her mother Lynn's home and is considering returning to college, he explained.

"She's now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line.

"Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She's very happy to re-establish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared."

Bynes was put under court-ordered psychiatric care after she allegedly started a small fire in a driveway in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, California.

On a judge's orders, she was sent into treatment and later moved to the rehab clinic.

The troubled star was charged with driving under the influence in West Hollywood in April 2012.

An LA Superior Court judge referred the case to the court's mental health division where a judge will decide if Bynes is fit for trial.

She pleaded not guilty last year to the driving under the influence charge. Her next court appearance is scheduled for January 7.

Bynes also faces charges in New York for marijuana possession and throwing a glass bong out of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

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