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January 1, 2019

The US Army is investigating the prospect of robot therapists for soldiers to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder.

The idea was suggested by researchers at the University of South California, who have spent months analyzing how to connect with soldiers emotionally.

While there are already post-tour surveys to assess mental health, military officers can be reluctant to divulge mental health issues.

Experts suggest it is largely out of fear that their answers could affect their career prospects.

The US Army is now seeking innovative new techniques to side-step that reluctance amid rocketing rates of PTSD-related suicides, shootings and anti-anxiety prescriptions.

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