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    http://www.classicfm.com/music-news/...ression-study/

    Interesting study. Personally I find it a bit odd they focus on the state of the music industry and how that affects mental health and somewhat ignore the mindset of the sort of person who goes into music.

    I picked up my first guitar and started learning to play as an outlet not long after I was diagnosed and started seeing a therapist, and I imagine that's not an uncommon coping mechanism - is it musicians are more likely to have mental health problems, or that those with mental health problems are more likely to become musicians?
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    http://www.classicfm.com/music-news/...ression-study/

    Interesting study. Personally I find it a bit odd they focus on the state of the music industry and how that affects mental health and somewhat ignore the mindset of the sort of person who goes into music.

    I picked up my first guitar and started learning to play as an outlet not long after I was diagnosed and started seeing a therapist, and I imagine that's not an uncommon coping mechanism - is it musicians are more likely to have mental health problems, or that those with mental health problems are more likely to become musicians?
    Lots of people go into music. I don't think you can give them a sort

    In answer to the question though, a bit of both.
 
 
 
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