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Hayden Panettiere returns to rehab

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Hayden Panettiere returns to rehab

Hayden Panettiere has readmitted herself to rehab.

The 26-year-old beauty sought treatment for postpartum depression in October - 10 months after the birth of her daughter - but, despite seemingly making a full recovery, she's now decided to return to the clinic in Utah because she feels she's losing control of the disorder once again.

Taking to her Instagram account on Thursday (12.05.16), the blonde beauty wrote: "The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life. Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck! (sic)"

Hayden's re-admittance comes just days after ABC cancelled her television series 'Nashville' after four seasons.

The talented actress was initially sceptical about revealing her battle with the illness - a type of clinical depression some parents experience after having a baby - the first time around because she didn't think people would accept her.

But Hayden - who has 18-month-old daughter Kaya with her fiancé Wladamir Klitschko - was pleasantly surprised by the outpouring of support she received once she confessed.

She said at the time: "I was always so terrified that people weren't going to accept me.

"I finally just went, 'I'm tired of living afraid. I'm tired of living in fear of what people are going to think, so you know, I'm just going to put it all out there on the table and I'm not going to worry about the judgment.'

"The more open I was, the more acceptance I got from people. I got so much support and so much love. I was floored. I feel much more exposed, yes, but in a great way."