From the Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday 12 October 2006
Artists did not get their reputation as tortured for nothing, a Griffith University study shows. The study, published in the Journal of Occupational Health and Safety – Australia and New Zealand, found about 25 per cent of Australia’s creative types suffered headaches and muscular and lower back pain, and about 15 per cent have insomnia, hay fever, indigestion and skin complaints. More alarmingly, 48 percent suffered anxiety-related symptoms – more than 10 times the general population.