Mail on Sunday – Oscar winners are almost seven times more likely to suffer from mental health and addiction issues than other people

Fame and fortune are a gilded cage. For example, our research team found that 41% of Oscar winners since 1992 have suffered from a mental health issue. As a result, they are almost seven times more likely to suffer from emotional issues than the public. As the brilliant Dr Paul Hokemeyer explains, this is partly because “the level of success [and pressure] that Oscar-winning celebrities attain is beyond comprehension for about 99.9 per cent of the population.”

Depression, anxiety, substance abuse and narcissistic personality disorder are the most pervasive problems.

We shared our insights with Michael Powell for the Mail on Sunday. Click here for the full article!

 

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