Mischa Barton struggles with depression

Actress Mischa Barton has revealed that she still suffers from depression.

The former O.C. star, who checked into a psychiatric hospital last year, says that she feels better now, but has not fully recovered, reports usmagazine.com.

"I balance (depression) with positive things in my life and that’s why I have my outlets. As much as I get down, I’m an upbeat person. People always think of me as kind of a light in a room – I love to make people laugh," she said.

The actress says she feels in control of her emotions. She uses music and literature as outlets and insists that she is usually a fun person with a great sense of humour.(IANS)

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