Marines at Camp Pendleton innovate to fight stress.

When the Marine unit that suffered the greatest casualties in…

When the Marine unit that suffered the greatest casualties in the 10-year Afghanistan war returned home last spring, members didn’t rush back to their civilian lives.

Instead, the Marine Corps put them into a kind of decompression chamber, keeping them at Camp Pendleton for 90 days with the hope that a slow re-entry into mundane daily life would ease their trauma.

The program was just one of many that the military created as it tries to address the emotional toll of war, a focus that is getting renewed attention as veterans struggling to adjust back home are accused of violent crimes, including murder.

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