Amanda Bynes returns to rehab after 'stress induced relapse' 7 months ago

Amanda Bynes returns to rehab after 'stress induced relapse'

Amanda Bynes has returned to rehab after suffering a "stress induced relapse."

The actor entered a mental health facility in January for drug addiction treatment after the pressure of returning to the limelight began to affect her wellbeing.

TMZ reports that she is now under the care of addiction counsellors and mental health professionals.

"We're told the pressure of being back in the public eye, plus auditioning in Hollywood again was just too much too soon for Amanda," a source told the publication.

"She's getting treatment for drug addiction along with mental health issues (...) she's still getting a ton of support from her parents."

Bynes returned to the public eye last year following an in depth interview with Paper magazine. 

She spoke candidly about her drug use and how "embarrassed" she was by the social media posts she had shared regarding other celebrities in the past.

"Everybody is different, obviously, but for me, the mixture of marijuana and whatever other drugs and sometimes drinking really messed up my brain," she said.

"I actually am a nice person. I would never feel, say or do any of the things that I did and said to the people I hurt on Twitter.

"There are gateway drugs and thankfully I never did heroin or meth or anything like that but certain things that you think are harmless, they may actually affect you in a more harmful way."

Bynes was four years sober at the time of her Paper interview.

She had been studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in LA until late last year when she decided she wanted to get back into acting.

At the time, she said she was approaching work "kind of the same way I did as a kid, which is with excitement and hope for the best."