Career in Music is Damaging to Mental Health, New Study Finds

mental-healthMusicians are three times more likely to experience depression, with many working under ‘poor conditions’, a new academic study from Help Musicians UK has found.

Can Music Make You Sick?, commissioned by the charity and undertaken by University of Westminster researchers Sally-Anne Gross and Dr. George Musgrave, offers insight into the scale of the mental health challenges facing Britain’s music industry.

In the largest known academic study of its kind, a survey of over 2,200 musicians revealed they are up to three times more likely to experience depression compared to the general public. Full story.

PRS for Music / October 16, 2017

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