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-- soldiers returning from war too often the horrors they face on the battlefield come home with them and for those suffering from a debilitating disorder making everyday life.
Normal for them can be very difficult and now there's a new way to help in fact for posttraumatic stress disorder there's an app.
Elizabeth Graham joins us now live from Atlanta Elizabeth.
A year right hairs -- have been using prolonged exposure fair beef for decades but this is a first time they've used it with a mobile application.
Retired army staff sergeant Brian Sullivan isn't alone in his battle with posttraumatic stress disorder than veterans affairs estimates more than half of new veterans are seeking treatment for war related mental disorders.
I was always getting angry.
I had -- outbursts.
-- -- my wife and I was having difficulty sleeping.
-- problems so Sullivan turned to something called PE coach a unique Smart phone app designed by the Defense Department to help soldiers recover from PT SD.
In this treatment they're asked to listen to the recording of them revisiting the memory of what's hunting them daily.
As part of their homework.
They listen to recordings of their own therapy sessions to help them -- lives and therefore overcome their fears.
-- his sees the same program to help keep soldiers on track by monitoring their progress.
It's an emerging trend -- technology can help reduce post combat stress.
This makes sense to leverage the capabilities of these devices to support for health care needs you're getting -- understand.
What went wrong and that.
You don't have anything wrong it says you are not the average person.
Harris -- -- told me that he's tried a number of therapies including medication this is the first time that he's really starting to see progress we also know from the Department of Defense there's been more than 5000.
Of these applications downloaded since July.
Parents Elizabeth thank you very much good to see you well it was.
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