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A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury will feel painful on the outside of your knee. Your knee may also feel a little unstable when you move it from side to side (depending on how severe your injury is). If you damage a nerve in your knee at the same time, your foot and ankle may feel numb and weak.
For more information, See our section on symptoms of lateral collateral ligament injury.
It’s hard to know but it’s possible that your depression may come back after treatment. You’re more at risk of a relapse the more episodes of depression you’ve had. There are several things you can do to help prevent this. For example, you may need to continue treatment with antidepressants or take another medicine. Or you could try a psychological treatment such as CBT or mindfulness-based therapy.
See our section: treatment of depression for more information.
Symptoms of depression include feeling down or hopeless and losing interest or pleasure in activities you would normally enjoy. While depression affects everyone in different ways, other symptoms can include feeling tired and worthless – you may lose your confidence in things. Depression can also affect your sleep and concentration.
See our section: symptoms of depression for more information.
The causes of depression can vary and often it’s a combination of different things. For example, you may get depressed after you lose your job or because of pain from having a long-term or serious physical health problem. Depression can also run in families.
See our section: causes of depression for more information.
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