I just read an article in a magazine thing called ^
Two Studies have shown that artistic creativity may be bad for your health. Iconic jazz musicians tend to suffer more from mental health problems and psychotic disorders, while poets have been found to die younger then any other type of writer. A study of 40 jazz musicians for the British Journal of Psychiatry, including Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, found high levels or drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. Jazz musicians were found to be eight times more likely to suffer from drug dependency then the rest of the population, while 30 percent of jazz musicians suffered from mental problems, including mood disorders. Research in America found that poets also suffer for their art. The image of poets as doomed and tragic figures, who are bound to die young, often through suicide of self-neglect, can be backed up by research. Data on 1,987 writers was analyzed. The poets lived an average of 62.2 years, while non-fiction writers lived for 67.9 years.