Oscar winners are almost 7 times more likely to suffer from mental health and addiction issues

Oscar winners are nearly seven times more likely to suffer from mental health and addiction problems than other people, an analysis shows.

  • The analysis was from Paracelsus Recovery, a clinic that treats some celebrities.
  • 41 of the 60 who have won Best Actor/Actress since 1992 have mental health problems
  • A psychotherapist says that fame is often associated with “fear, pain and loneliness”

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Oscar winners are almost seven times more likely to suffer from mental health and addiction problems than other people.

Analysis by Paracelsus Recovery, a clinic that has treated dozens of celebrities, said “fame should come with a health warning” after it emerged that two-thirds of actors who have won academy awards for the last 30 years they suffered from disorders.

Of the 60 artists who have won the gong for Best Actor or Best Actress since 1992, 41 suffered from mental health problems, with depressionanxiety and substance abuse the most common problems.

Last night, psychotherapist Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, a leading expert on celebrity mental health, said that fame is often associated with “fear, pain and loneliness,” and that great success can lead to impostor syndrome.

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“The level of success achieved by Oscar-winning celebrities is beyond comprehension to approximately 99.9 percent of the population,” he said.

Emma Stone, pictured, who picked up the same award in 2017 for La La Land, has spoken out about mental health issues.

Emma Stone, pictured, who picked up the same award in 2017 for La La Land, has spoken out about mental health issues.

“The drive, the work and the confluence of circumstances that it takes to get there are otherworldly. That is why, once achieved, success feels empty and fraudulent. He feels undeserved.

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has said his crippling depression was one of the reasons he decided to quit acting in 2017, when he was just 60 years old.

Nicolas Cage, who won Best Actor in 1996 for Leaving Las Vegas, has previously spoken out about his alcohol abuse.

Jodie Foster, who won the Best Actress gong for The Silence of the Lambs in 1992, and Emma Stone, who picked up the same award in 2017 for La La Land, have also spoken about mental health issues.

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, pictured, said his crippling depression was one of the reasons he decided to quit acting in 2017, when he was just 60 years old.

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, pictured, said his crippling depression was one of the reasons he decided to quit acting in 2017, when he was just 60 years old.

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, pictured, said his crippling depression was one of the reasons he decided to quit acting in 2017, when he was just 60 years old.

Figures show that ten per cent of the general population have a mental health problem, but this rises to 68 per cent among Oscar winners, according to research from the Swiss and British clinic Paracelsus Recovery, where treatment costs £72,000. per week

Executive director Jan Gerber said: “Art is a survival mechanism and studies show a genetic link between creativity and conditions such as depression or bipolar disorder.” Given that Oscar winners are the best of the best when it comes to their creative endeavors, one can see why they are at greater risk.”

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