What would you call those times when you are depressed for an hour, maybe two? I think for my research purposes “fractional depression” fits the bill. An hour or two of sadness, a fraction of a day. You are at the “yes” point on your meds and with your therapist, where you feel normal more often than not. It is a reality you can live with. Like renting vs owning. We are learning to be in charge of how we feel, how much depression we allow. We can change our frame of mind at any time. Mindfulness Thinking anyone?