Analysts employed at US intelligence agencies like the CIA, NSA, and National Counterterrorism Center who watch graphic videos all day receive treatment from specialist psychologists to help them deal with the emotional trauma they experience.

The analysts watch clips of beheadings, violent attacks and hard core pornography which sometimes features children in an effort to gain clues about where terrorists are and what they have planned. 

Intelligence agencies employ special psychiatrists and therapists to help the analysts cope with the ‘extraordinary toll’ the work can have.

In many cases, the therapists have watched the same material as their patients, five current and former intelligence officers told the Daily Beast.

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