Mischa Post-Meltdown: “I'm Really Happy”

Starlet said filming on new TV series going well

Mischa Barton spoke out for the first time since her meltdown lthat landed her in a psych ward for two weeks -- and said she's doing much better.

"I'm feeling great!" she told OK! magazine over the weekend. "I'm really happy." 

The starlet was spotted sipping on water and looking svelte at a party in New York City last night -- just a a few weeks after cops placed her under psych evaluation at a Los Angeles hospital following a "freak out," according to the report.

The "O.C" star, who plays a pill-popping model on her new CW series "The Beautiful Life," was released from the hospital after a two-week stay and recently resumed filming the TV series.

"[It's] going really well," she told the magazine. "I'm excited." 

The ailing star was "removed" from her home by cops on July 15 and placed in the hospital. She was photographed the night before the meltdown poolside at a Los Angeles hotel appearing bloated -- which made worse her insecurity about her body image.

Her downward spiral began more than a year ago when unflattering photos of the starlet with cellulite dimpling her legs surfaced in the press, sources said.

"She had a big problem with those photos of her cellulite. ... She didn't like it," one insider said. "That just was something that contributed to her spiraling but she didn't do much to fix it because of her partying." 

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