Wayward rocker Pete Doherty has been diagnosed with manic depression and is receiving treatment for the condition.
The Babyshambles frontman - who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and possessing hard drugs on Monday (27FEB06) - makes regular visits to London's Homerton Hospital, which specialises in mental health and addiction problems, writes British newspaper The Sun.
An insider tells the publication, "He is being given counselling and anti-depressants. He believes this is the way forward."
Doherty, who previously romanced supermodel Kate Moss, was slapped with 13 nights in prison in January (06) and ordered to attend a rehabilitation programme following conviction on seven drug counts last month (FEB06).
At that hearing, the judge warned he could face further time behind bars should he break his community service order.