Many of you know that I have been posting on here for several months seeking advice with depression. I don't have the CONSTANT ache and sadness, some days are better than others and some hours are better than others. Today I am fine, but I could be hit with that miserable feeling any time. My friend thought maybe it isn't depression but a hormonal imbalance? I'm 46, so menopause is around the corner. My friend thought that to get classified as "depressed" you have to have constant, continuos symptoms. Thoughts?