LOS ANGELES (CBS/KCAL) An early and surreptitious exit from rehab is exactly what the doctor - and the judge - ordered for actress Lindsay Lohan, who was whisked out the back door of UCLA Medical Center Tuesday.
Lohan was allowed to leave the hospital's neuropsychiatric treatment facility 23 days into her 90-day sentence after doctors determined the troubled starlet's mental health had been misdiagnosed and that there was no need for her to undergo such intensive treatment, reports E! News.
The back-to-back, 45-day programs ordered by Judge Marsha Revel were for patients suffering from a "dual diagnosis" - a combination of both a mental disorder and a substance abuse problem.
However, it was brought to the doctors' attention that Lohan did not show symptoms of bipolar disorder or ADHD and had been improperly subscribed Adderol, which may have contributed to her at times unruly behavior.
Rumors of Lohan's early release had been in the media for weeks; however, her ambiguous hearing and release date gave Lohan the perfect opportunity to escape the rehab without having to deal with paparazzi, says CBS affiliate KCAL.
The 24-year-old had checked into the inpatient substance abuse program Aug. 2, the day after she was released from jail having served 13-days of her 90 day sentence for violating her probation in a pair of DUI cases.
According to TMZ, Lohan is expected to continue visiting the hospital, but on an outpatient basis two to three times a week.