Hayden Panettiere has spoken for the first time about her post-natal depression after seeking treatment on a second occasion.
The 27-year-old mother of one underwent a second round of treatment last May and has admitted it's a condition where it takes a while to realise something is wrong.
'You feel off. You don't feel like yourself. But I think I'm all the stronger for it,' she said.
'I think I'm a better mom because of it.'
Hayden, who is engaged to Ukrainian pro-boxer Wladimir Klitschko, has a daughter Kaya, aged two.
Speaking to launch the next season of Nashville where she plays singer Juliette Barnes, Hayden said it helped that her character also suffered from post-natal depression.