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WINSTON CHURCHILL
Winston Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain,
who helped lead the world to defeat Hitler in
WWII, wrote of suffering from “black dog,” his
term for severe and serious depression. Churchill
likely experienced bipolar disorder, because,
according to his close friend Lord Beaverbrook,
Churchill was always either “at the top of the
wheel of confidence or at the bottom of an
intense depression.” Through sheer
determination and knowing that a nation and
world depended on his efforts, Churchill led
Britain in its part to defeat Nazism.