Cheer up goth: Some thoughts on the Lancet study linking goth culture to depression

Over the past week a study in the Lancet Psychiatry has caused some headlines. The authors published a longitudinal study showing that people who identify as goths are more likely to score highly for depression and/or self-harm. Having had a few days to ponder over this, here’s some thoughts from me about the paper.

Declaration of interests: several years in my early 20s hanging out in dodgy rock clubs, dressed in black and plastered in eye shadow.

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