Welcome to Planet Therapy

Planet Therapy

Welcome to Planet Therapy

   

 Planet Therapy is where we can go to learn more about anxiety, depression and eating disorders. This blog is updated frequently to keep you up to date in the latest therapy techniques that Therapists are using to help people overcome addiction, depression and eating disorders. You can use these techniques also to improve relationships, health and overall well-being. We are all on our own journey. Most of us searching for the same thing, happiness, security and fulfillment.

 

 Everyone knows someone that is currently struggling with or has struggled with addiction or a mental disorder. 1 in 4 adults will struggle with a mental disorder in their lifetime. Our goal is to educate you about these subjects in order to change the trend in a positive manner. We are dedicated to you the visitor. We stand in solidarity with you and will offer information to arm yourself properly in the sometimes life and death battle of addiction, depression and eating disorders. We have resources to get you the support that you need to make the changes necessary to live a happy productive life regardless of what that looks like to you.

 

At Planet Therapy you will learn about the symptoms of addiction which look like this…

  • Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — this can be daily or even several times a day
  • Having intense urges for the drug
  • Over time, needing more of the drug to get the same effect
  • Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
  • Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
  • Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities, or cutting back on social or recreational activities due to drug use
  • Doing things to get the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
  • Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
  • Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug
  • Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking the drug

Symptoms of Depression

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren’t your responsibility
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
  • Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

Symptoms of Eating Disorders

  • Frequent episodes of consuming very large amount of food followed by behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting.
  • A feeling of being out of control during the binge-eating episodes.
  • Self-esteem overly related to body image.
  • Frequent episodes of consuming very large amounts of food but without behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting.
  • A feeling of being out of control during the binge eating episodes.
  • Feelings of strong shame or guilt regarding the binge eating.
  • Indications that the binge eating is out of control, such as eating when not hungry, eating to the point of discomfort, or eating alone because of shame about the behavior.

 Planet Therapy is here to break though socioeconomic, racial and gender barriers. No matter where you are in your life, what your struggle is or your status in society you can win! These burdens don’t care about how much money you have, what piece of soil on this planet that you come from or the color of your skin. The affect us all and are just as deadly to anyone that is unfortunate enough to have to confront these challenges.

 

 So join in the conversation. The best tool you can have to fight the overwhelming difficulties of addiction, depression and eating disorders is knowledge. This blog will give you the tools that you need to anticipate issues in a loved ones life. You will be empowered to make good decisions that affect your life and the life of the individual suffering.