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Dr. Drew talks Amanda Bynes’ psychiatric hold

Dr. Drew talks Amanda Bynes’ psychiatric hold

Dr. Drew talks Amanda Bynes' psychiatric hold

Amanda Bynes has been placed on a 5150, an involuntary psychiatric hold for mental analysis.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reported that the former child star was involved in a disturbance in a neighborhood in Thousand Oaks, CA.

The incident apparently began Monday night with an emergency call to the fire department that a gas can was burning in a residential driveway, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Scott Dettorre said.

“Deputies investigated the incident and determined that she met the criteria of 5150 … She was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

On HLN Tuesday night, Dr. Drew explained, “You don’t come into a 5150 without meeting criteria for the most serious mental illness possible. That’s why you relinquish your liberties and rights and are held against your will.”

The 27-year-old actress has been caught up in other matters as of late.  She currently faces three misdemeanor charges involving a bong that was allegedly tossed from her Manhattan apartment in May. She also has a driving under the influence case pending in Southern California.

CNN Wires contributed to this report.

Watch the video here: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/07/23/amanda-bynes-mental-lockdown-0