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Study: Musicians Are 3 Times More Likely To Be Depressed, Linked To “Poor Working Conditions”

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Posted November 2, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

One of the largest mental health surveys ever conducted on the topic of music has yielded some interesting results. According to the Can Music Make You Sick survey that was carried out in the UK and included more than two thousand musicians, 71% of those surveyed claimed they have experienced some level of anxiety or panic attacks, while 65% said they suffered from depression.

When comparatively analysed to other studies, it was found that musicians are 3 times more likely to be depressed than the average person in another line of work. Richard Robinson, the chief executive overseeing the study says the results are concerning.

“Sadly the results of this survey don’t come as a surprise and paint a concerning picture of the conditions for those working in the music industry.

“This survey is a vital first step in helping us to establish the scale of the problem and it highlights the importance of the next phases of the survey, which will provide us with recommendations for launching the first music industry specific mental health service.

“As the leading independent charity for musicians we are in unique position to commission this study and be able to look at the impact that working in the music industry has on people’s mental health.”

The survey noted that the results were mostly linked to poor working conditions in the music industry and “the difficulty of sustaining a living, anti-social working hours, exhaustion and the inability to plan their time or future.” 2211 musicians participated in the survey and of those respondents, 66.2%, were between the ages of 18 and 35, with a gender split of 55.2% male and 43.9% female.

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Study: Musicians Are 3 Times More Likely To Be Depressed, Linked To “Poor Working Conditions”
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Josh is the Publisher and creator of Empire Extreme and it's sister publication Kingdom Extreme Magazine. He is an accomplished writer, photographer and graphic designer. He is always conjuring up new ideas and has a amazing passion for the music industry and all the things that surround it.

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