Amanda Bynes is doing much better, thanks to a successful drug "cocktail" doctors mixed up for her, according to TMZ.

Some people find that cocktails can help just about any situation.

Sources told the website doctors at the psychiatric facility where Bynes is staying have managed to find the right combination of medications to control what appears to be schizophrenia.

Those same sources said Bynes has responded quickly and dramatically. Reportedly in the past three days, Bynes has stopped talking to herself and stopped insulting people.

I can think of a few bad stand-up comics who could probably use some of that.

"Viola" (Amanda Bynes) left, has gotten a little too used to "acting and eating" like a guy when she shows up for a debutante luncheon
"Viola" (Amanda Bynes) left, has gotten a little too used to "acting and eating" like a guy when she shows up for a debutante luncheon in DreamWorks Pictures' and Lakeshore Entertainment's comedy "She's The Man." (Handout/KRT)

She's shown no signs of violence and has become polite, even saying "please" and "thank you."

Maybe they ought to get some of that stuff in a helicopter and spray it over Hollywood.

TMZ quoted sources as saying the meds take 7 to 10 days to fully kick in, so doctors are not declaring victory yet, but they're optimistic.

Bynes' lawyer has moved to have the actress released from the psychiatric facility where she's being held. She was initially put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold last week, after police found she'd started a fire on an elderly woman's driveway in Thousand Oaks. Doctors then convinced the judge to extend her stay.

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