Introduction: Mental and psychological troubles are a common symptom in war.
The prevalence of psywar and phywar difficulties among refugees and people
subjected to war is highest in psychotraumatology. International guidelines
recommend to treat these difficulties.
Objective: The current study examined positive treatment alternative approach for reducing depression, anxiety and stress by allocating volunteers to conditions in which they practiced repeating phrases of Positive Thoughts (RPPT) represented verbally.
Method: The final sample consisted of 20 students from the University of Damascus, and 7 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) from Damascus Hospital and Ibn Alnafees Hospital. This study is a randomized controlled trial. Results: Experimental group benefited from TRPPT, with decreases in depression, anxiety and stress, and there were significant differences between experimental and control groups. The results showed a significant decrease in these MWD (mental-war disorders) in throughout the experimental group (p<0.05) and a significant reduction in stress following the TRPPT protocol (p<0.01), less anxiety (p<0.001) and also less depression (p<0.05). Self-esteem and satisfaction with life were improved after the TRPPT (p<0.05). The short-term effect TRPPT (treatment by repeating phrases positive thoughts) is significant. Treatment and remission of psywar and phywar difficulties are implemented by RPPT.
Conclusion: The positive cognitions treat of depression, anxiety and stress among refugees and people subjected to war, and improve their psychological well-being and quality of life. The TRPPT are proposed here as a fast treatment against psywar and phywar difficulties. This effective tool can be offered in therapy and has great ease of implementation. TRPPT has proved beneficial for refugees and people subjected to war. More subjects repeat phrases with a very positive sense, more depression, anxiety and stress decrease. Unlike medicinal treatments, there is no consumption limit or adverse side effects. The access to this treatment (TRPPT) in the war is easy all the time.
Muaweah Ahmad Alsaleh and Amani Kubitary