Metal Music and Mental Health in France

  title={Metal Music and Mental Health in France},
  author={Robin Recours and François Aussaguel and Nick Trujillo},
  journal={Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry},
Although numerous authors have associated metal music with social problems such as suicide, self-destruction and Satanism, few studies have been undertaken to examine the mental health of fans of heavy metal music. This study attempts to determine if there is a link between mental health and the enjoyment of this type of music in France. The researchers surveyed 333 fans of metal music. Their mental health was evaluated by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), a widely used… 
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