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BBC journalist battles Afghanistan depression

Clive Lewis, a TV reporter for the BBC in Norwich, has spoken out about his depression that followed a three month service fighting in Afghanistan.

The 39-year-old, who is also an officer with the Territorial Army, spent the summer of 2009 in Helmand Province.

Surviving the dangers of the battlefield, his mental well-being quickly diminished just a few days after returning to civilian life.

"I just felt like I was being crushed by it all," said Clive.

"I didn't think I had the right to feel this way when there were people I know who'd lost their limbs or friends," he added.

With the help of an Army psychiatrist and his sergeant, who also suffered from similar problems, he is now on the road to recovery.

The video was broadcast on BBC Inside East on 7 February 2011.

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