In case you haven’t noticed, men are different from women. It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that their black dog is different too. If you go by the numbers it would appear that men don’t suffer from depression as much as women do. Or maybe it’s masked by anger, irritability, drinking, sex addiction, drug use, excessive work, etc . . . and just not reported?
I never thought of myself as a particularly macho man but when the black dog showed up, the desire to be in control (or at least appear to be) was overwhelming. Everyone wants to feel like they’re in control of their lives.