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ISIS attacks abroad and a series of deadly right-wing attacks in the U.S. have fueled a demand for more information on extremist networks. Understanding them is the first step in fighting them. But there has been little discussion about potential harm to the researchers tasked with looking deep inside the world's most dangerous movements. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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'It Gets To You.' Extremism Researchers Confront The Unseen Toll Of Their Work

Day after day, researchers are immersed in the propaganda of ISIS and neo-Nazi factions. But there's almost no discussion of the mental toll of examining the world's most dangerous extremists.

Lori Pinkley of Kansas City, Mo., has struggled with chronic pain since she was a teenager. She has found relief from low doses of naltrexone, a drug that at higher doses is used to treat addiction. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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In Tiny Doses, An Addiction Medication Moonlights As A Treatment For Chronic Pain

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ISIS attacks abroad and a series of deadly right-wing attacks in the U.S. have fueled a demand for more information on extremist networks. Understanding them is the first step in fighting them. But there has been little discussion about potential harm to the researchers tasked with looking deep inside the world's most dangerous movements. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images

'It Gets To You.' Extremism Researchers Confront The Unseen Toll Of Their Work

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