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in terms used to express the results of a clinical examination.

clinically dead
as far as can be ascertained by a clinical examination the patient is dead. There is no pulse, no respiratory movement and no corneal reflex.
clinically normal
the patient is normal in all clinical parameters.

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Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. I want to know what causes clinical depression? My friend is diagnosed with clinical depression. He is showing signs for the past six months. We found this when he lost interest in music which was his soul before. He lost interest in all other activities including hang out with us. We were wondering what could be the reason for the drastic change in his behavior. Very recently he stopped attending school also. We have tried to contact him but in vain. Then we got to know from his brother that he feels very low and depressed and is diagnosed with clinical depression? I want to know what causes clinical depression?

A. Any neurotransmitters imbalance in the brain can cause the mood to go down. This makes the person depressed. This can happen due to genetic impact. The social or financial difficulty can cause the disturbances in neurotransmitters, which causes depression in a person. Try to know from him whether he has any history of failures which he is hiding within him. Try to know the exact cause of depression. Depression, if left unattended, could develop in to Bipolar Disorder.

Q. What's the difference between clinical depression that needs treating, and just regularly being depressed? I'm often depressed, and i just wondered what the difference is between just being depressed, and clinical? At what point does depression become depression?

A. It depends on the duration of the episodes, the frequency and severity. Even psychiatrists have trouble to pinpoint it. They often disagree on the “borderly” cases, here is some info on the diagnose of depression:

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The most likely mode of inheritance for familial thrombocytopenia in this family is autosomal recessive, because the syndrome was manifested in multiple sibs from clinically normal nonconsanguineous parents.
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But at the time Hardy killed all the women his mental state was clinically normal and he was neither manic nor depressed or psychotic, the report said.
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HPVs commonly inhabit the oral cavity and 25 different HPV types have been identified in clinically normal oral mucosa, oral warts, premalignant oral lesions and oral cancers.
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Because some of the duplications were inherited from a clinically normal parent, the clinical significance of these duplications is unclear and may require an as-yet unidentified genetic modifier for medical problems to occur.

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