Nashville Star Battling Postpartum Depression
Hayden Panettiere 'voluntarily seeking professional help,' says rep
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2015 7:39 AM CDT
Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Hayden Panettiere is receiving treatment 10 months after giving birth to her daughter, Kaya Evdokia. She "is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression," her rep tells People. The 26-year-old opened up about the condition while discussing her Nashville character's battle with postpartum depression in an interview last month. "I can very much relate. It's something a lot of women experience," she said. "It's really painful and it's really scary." She continued, "It's something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they're not alone."