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Panettiere enters treatment for postpartum depression

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015 file photo, actress Hayden Panettiere attends Jony & Marc's (Red) Auction at Sotheby's New York to benefit The Global Fund to fight AIDS, in New York. A spokeswoman for the actress says in a statement the "Nashville" star is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center while battling postpartum depression. The 26-year-old actress gave birth to her daughter in December 2014. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2015 file photo, actress Hayden Panettiere attends Jony & Marc’s (Red) Auction at Sotheby’s New York to benefit The Global Fund to fight AIDS, in New York. A spokeswoman for the actress says in a statement the “Nashville” star is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center while battling postpartum depression. The 26-year-old actress gave birth to her daughter in December 2014. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hayden Panettiere is entering treatment for postpartum depression.

A spokeswoman for the actress says in a statement that the “Nashville” star is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center while battling postpartum depression. She asked that the media respect her privacy during this time.

Panettiere (PAN-et-TEA-AIR) gave birth to her daughter in December. It’s the first child for the 26-year-old actress and 39-year-old professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Notably, Panettiere’s character on “Nashville,” Juliette Barnes, has experienced postpartum depression.

The actress also starred in the NBC series “Heroes” and the film “Scream 4.”