Her parents have been trying to lend her support, but new claims suggest that they may have been part of Amanda Bynes' multiple problems.
The troubled star's friend Ana Rivera told RadarOnline, explaining how Amanda was desperate to slim down to 100 pounds and kept repeating her plight to her friend.
Ana - who used to live in the same apartment building as Bynes and was close friends with her from November 2012 until recently - claims that the Sydney White star suffers from major body dysmorphia stemming from her obsession with her weight
Thinner days: Amanda Bynes is reportedly 'obsessed with her weight' since her mother told her she 'never looked better' at 100 pounds
Body dysmorphia: 'She got her cheeks pierced and a few tattoos within a couple of weeks, it¿s classic body dysmorphia. She was really obsessed with how she looks,' a former friend claimed
'She told me she wanted to be 100 pounds. When she was in the film Love Wrecked, she had just got mononucleosis and lost a load of weight, and her mum told her she’d never looked better,' the 22-year-old friend continued.
'She got her cheeks pierced and a few tattoos within a couple of weeks, it’s classic body dysmorphia. She was really obsessed with how she looks. So she kept saying: "I want to be 100 pounds, I want to be 100 pounds."
The fried also claimed that Bynes' mother Lynn would give her 'stuff' about her weight too.
'When I said 100 pounds was too skinny for her, she said: "Once you’ve been 100 pounds it’s hard not to want to be it again."
Danger zone: Bynes is reportedly reminiscent about her thinner days (left in 2002), causing her to go to unhealthy lengths to drop the pounds
And in order to obtain her ideal weight, the star reportedly had 'weird eating habits.'
'She’d only eat turkey bacon. But she would eat candy in secret and had a big stash of candy in a cupboard.'
Following the news that Bynes has been placed under psychiatric hold for mental evaluation, Ana has also revealed - in a recent interview - that the actress constantly talked to herself and frequently complained of being lonely since her move to New York.
Ana's interview came as it was claimed that Amanda has been demanding Attention Deficit Disorder medication Adderall from doctors in the psychiatric facility in which she is being treated, because she uses it as a way of staying slim.
Lonely: A former friend of Amanda Bynes has spoken out on the star, claiming she was lonely after moving to New York
Speaking about her former pal, to whom she hasn't spoken since the actress moved away from New York in February, Ana told media agency Coleman-Rayner: 'She opened up, and it was obvious she had problems. It was immediately obvious she didn't have any friends. When I asked if she'd met a lot of people since she moved to New York, she said only me and another woman in her building.'
Ana added in the interview, reported in the New York Daily News, that Amanda was forced to wear her now infamous collection of wigs after scorching her scalp with bleach.
‘I asked what happened, and she said that her hair fell out as she had left the bleach on too long and it had burnt her hair off,’ Ana recalled.
‘She has a hard time talking to people because she's so weird. She's all over the place. There's a lot of disorganisation going on in her brain. She's literally only hanging out with her dog. Amanda desperately needs help.’
Her eccentric behaviour appeared to begin with her retirement from acting and move to New York. Amanda is currently being evaluated at the Hillmont Psychiatric Center at Ventura County Medical Centre in Ventura, California, with her parents reportedly heading to court on Friday to seek conservatorship over their daughter. The 5150 hold - which she is under - is named after the California state code that allows for involuntary hospitalisation for a mental health evaluation, and a person can be held against their will for up to 72 hours under such a hold.
And RadarOnline.com claim that Amanda ‘has been demanding that doctors give her Adderall’ - a drug she was reportedly originally prescribed for her ADD. However, the website also claims that Amanda had been relying on the stimulant drug in an attempt to lose weight.
Out of control: The young star's parents believe she is unfit to take care of herself both personally and financially; Amanda was pictured with her little dog in New York earlier this month
A source told RadarOnline: 'The problem with someone like Amanda dealing with serious mental health issues, is that Adderall can make their condition worse. For Amanda, this has meant increased paranoia.'
As the actress' erratic behavior worsens, her parents believe she is unable to look after herself both personally and financially, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
'Rick and Lynn will appear before the judge on Friday to ask for a temporary conservatorship of their daughter, Amanda,' a source told the site. 'Her parents will both be petitioning to be the temporary proposed conservators, and want control of her personal and financial affairs.'
In California, 'the proposed conservator must show that the conservatee is unable to care for themselves, and is a danger to others,' the source added.
Concerned: Amanda's parents Rick and Lynn are said to be headed to court to request temporary conservatorship of their daughter
I've always been skeptical of her parents. I'm sure they want the best for Amanda but I have no doubt there's bad blood amongst that family.