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Last updated: 21 april, 2010 - 17:26 GMT

Tackling post-traumatic stress disorder in the US military

The reflecting pond and spiritual fitness centre belonging to the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Fort Hood, United States

The reflecting pond and spiritual fitness centre at Fort Hood, Texas

The United States has been fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for more than eight years, and the conflicts have taken their toll.

Almost two million service personnel have been deployed in either country and tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of them are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The BBC's Paul Adams investigates the scope of the problem.

Among others, he spoke to Tim Embree, former marine corps reservist, now working for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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In bases across the country, a host of innovative programmes, mostly small, have sprung up to tackle the issue.

Paul Adams was given access to the work being done at the largest military base in the country, Fort Hood, in Texas.

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First broadcast 21 April 2010

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