Magicians less prone to mental disorders than other artists, finds research

Aberystwyth University study first to show a creative group with lower scores on psychotic traits than general population

Creative types – musicians, painters, writers – are often regarded as a tormented and difficult bunch but a study has revealed that at least one subsection of the artistic community may have grasped the trick of staying well balanced.

A study of magicians around the world, led by Aberystwyth University’s psychology department, suggests that illusionists may be less prone to mental health difficulties than other creatives and the general population.

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Category: Mental Health