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Amanda Bynes concerned parents 'seeking conservatorship as she undergoes psychiatric evaluation following drug arrest'

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PUBLISHED: 09:33 EST, 24 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:14 EST, 24 May 2013

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Amanda Bynes' parents are trying to get her placed under a conservatorship.

The She's The Man actress has worried her parents Rick and Lynn so much with her bizarre recent antics that they visited several lawyers in a bid to sign over all legal, medical and financial control of her affairs to an external party.

The troubled star was booked for drug possession on Thursday evening when police visited her New York City apartment after receiving a report of a disorderly person.

Out of control: Amanda Bynes' family have reportedly been left distraught as their daughter's behaviour has become increasingly bizarre culminating in her arrest. On Friday the star was escorted to a New York court house

Out of control: Amanda Bynes' family have reportedly been left distraught as their daughter's behaviour has become increasingly bizarre culminating in her arrest. On Friday the star was escorted to a New York court house

The star spent the evening in a police cell after being taken to hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

The star - who's mugshot shows she has cut off all her blonde hair extensions - was taken to court on Friday morning.

Amanda was arrested after police were called to an apartment when she was spotted smoking a joint in the lobby and behaved erratically throughout the incident.

She was then arrested for criminal possession of marijuana, as well as reckless endangerment and felony tampering with evidence when she attempted to throw a bong out of the window.

New look: Amanda was initially photographed by police wearing her blonde wig but her mugshot revealed the star had cut off all her long blonde hair extensions

Prior to this latest incident, the Disney star's parents have been trying to help their daughter - who moved away from their home state of California - however, so far their attempts have been unsuccessful so far.

A source told RadarOnline.com: 'Rick and Lynn have met with several lawyers that handle conservatorships in the past month, because they want to get a conservatorship of their daughter.

'They have been advised that even as disturbing as Amanda's behaviour is, it's very unlikely that a judge would sign off on a temporary conservatorship.

Under arrest: Amanda Bynes left a New York City police station in handcuffs following her arrest on Thursday night on charges of marijuana possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence

Under arrest: Amanda Bynes left a New York City police station in handcuffs following her arrest on Thursday night on charges of marijuana possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence

Police escort: An officer walked with the handcuffed Bynes out of the New York City police station on Thursday evening

Police escort: An officer walked with the handcuffed Bynes out of the New York City police station on Thursday evening

'Conservatorships are very hard to get, and being mentally ill and addicted to drugs isn't enough. Amanda hasn't ever been to rehab or ever agreed to see a mental health professional. Her parents are absolutely powerless to do anything at this point.'

In recent months, the 27-year-old actress alienated herself from her family by moving from Los Angeles to New York when her parents confronted her about her actions, which had resulted in several altercations with the law.

She is currently on three years' probation for driving with a suspended license and has a driving under the influence (DUI) case pending in Beverly Hills. Amanda also previously settled two hit-and-run cases after reaching a civil compromise with her victims.

Worried: The star with parents Rick and Lynn Bynes in 2004

Worried: The star with parents Rick and Lynn Bynes in 2004

The insider added: 'This latest arrest has broken their hearts and they are sick with worry, but there is nothing they can do under the law.'

The star's odd behaviour appears to have snowballed in recent months, with the former Nickelodeon star radically changing her appearance and posting disturbing comments about her weight on Twitter.

She is expected to appear in court today.

Bynes' unraveling is reminiscent of another former child star - Britney Spears.

The pop star's father was granted a court-ordered conservatorship following her public meltdown five years ago.

Look out below: Amanda allegedly tossed a bong out of her 36th floor apartment in New York City

Look out below: Amanda allegedly tossed a bong out of her 36th floor apartment in New York City

Strange behaviour: Amanda's bizarre tweets in recent months have been both baffling and concerning

Strange behaviour: Amanda's bizarre tweets in recent months have been both baffling and concerning

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