Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Definitely. The stress of being a child performer, of them being their families' primary income, of being trotted out in front of audiences of millions, causes issues. For some, though, it's the loss of the adulation, the money, etc, that causes them grief.
I remember Tracey Gold saying the writers on Growing Pains writing jokes about how "fat" she was caused her to become anorexic. I'm not even sure why supposedly responsible adults would do that to any child actor.
As you say, it's not limited to Hollywood. The music industry chews kids up and spits them out, too.