Suffering Artists

From the Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday 12 October 2006

Suffering artists
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.

Interesting huh?

  • Wow I have most of those and live in the U.S. I wonder if it’s true here also?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, maybe I’m not creative enough! I only get the muscular pain sometimes… I think I’d quit if I had to live with all those symptoms, checkout chick here I come!


  • hmmmm interesting
    i get pretty much all of that except for hayfever!

  • I would expect so.
    poor us. 😉

  • Argh! I get hay fever and it clogs up my sinuses so bad it makes me semi deaf!

    So i have to say “eh!? what did you say sonny?!” aaaaall the time! ^_^

  • count your blessings young lady ^_^

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