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Heather Locklear Enters Treatment for Psychological Issues

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Jun 24, 2008 | 9:33am EDT

Actress Heather Locklear has checked into rehab to be treated for anxiety and depression.

The 46-year-old star began to take medication for her psychological ailments following her divorce from her ex-husband, Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora, in February 2006.

And after enduring a series of personal trials this year, she has agreed to heed doctors' orders and reevaluate her medical condition at an in-patient treatment facility.

A source tells People.com, "She wanted to feel better and get to the bottom of what was troubling her. She's had a rough year."

A spokesperson for the star confirms: "Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression. She requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment. This is a confidential medical matter and no further statement will be released."

Locklear's current beau, 48-year-old former Melrose Place co-star Jack Wagner, adds, "Anyone who has the courage to seek help in order to live a healthy life gets my support 110 percent."

The actress was targeted in a hoax emergency call made in March by a man claiming to be a doctor, who told authorities Locklear was a suicide risk.

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