Star pictured out in LA despite calls for a psychiatric lockdown

Amanda Bynes was pictured out and about in Los Angeles just a few hours ago, despite the fact that her psychiatric hold was meant to last at least another month.

The actress was admitted to a medical facility in Pasadena, California just over three weeks ago, and earlier this week doctors asked the court's permission for her to be held there for another 30 days.

However, in the early hours of this morning Amanda was pictured by TMZ walking down Sunset Strip looking for a hotel. In the photos, the former child star can be seen wearing dark sunglasses and a large black coat. She was also snapped eating in a diner in the area. 

The star's doctors requested the extension on her psychiatric hold because they believed she was still "very ill" and unable to care for herself. But it's now being reported that the judge did not agree Amanda was unstable enough to be held for another month and so he ended the extension after just a few days.

Even though she has been released from the facility, Amanda is still being kept reined in somewhat by her parents. They have been granted control of her finances again, after filing court documents which stated she had been spending "alarming amounts" of cash and that she was a "substantial risk" to herself and others.