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Churchill's 'black dog' is a myth and he never suffered depression, says historian

Winston Churchill did not suffer from depression and his reference to the “black dog” has been misinterpreted for decades, according to a historian of the wartime leader.

Andrew Roberts said the phrase “black dog” had a different meaning at the beginning of the 20th century and did not refer to mental health.

“He could get down on occasion but I do not believe that he was a depressive,” Roberts said.

Read entire article at The Telegraph