Hayden Panettiere receiving treatment for postpartum depression

Hayden Panettiere presents the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series on stage at the 66th Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Aug. 25, 2014.

Actress Hayden Panettiere is receiving medical attention for postpartum depression, her publicist confirmed on Tuesday.

"Hayden Panettiere is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time," her publicist said in a statement.

Panettiere, 26, is mother to 10-month-old daughter Kaya. The "Nashville" star plays Juliette Barnes on the ABC show, and her character is also going through postpartum depression.
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