RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed. In many the disorder has gone unrecognized; however, according to Mark Zimmerman, M.D., of Brown University, a gross amount are diagnosed who do not have the condition. According to the study, out of 145 psychiatric outpatients who had been previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder 56.6% were judged as not having the disorder after undergoing a Structured Clinical Interview per the DSM-IV. Additionally, out of 555 other patients that had not been diagnosed with bipolar, 27 actually had the condition. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that attempts to shed light on why bipolar disorder is so often misdiagnosed:

Dr. Zimmerman blamed the overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder on drug companies and others seeking to reduce under-diagnosis, which he said was also a real problem.

“I think there has been a marketing campaign and it has had an impact,” Dr. Zimmerman said.

Noting the frequency with which patients ask if they are bipolar, he added, “I’ve never had a patient come into my office and ask, ‘Do I have borderline personality disorder?'”

The study was part of a larger investigation in which 2,500 patients presenting at an outpatient psychiatric clinic filled out questionnaires. For the most recent 700 patients, the questionnaire asked whether the patient had previously received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Dr. Zimmerman acknowledged that the reliance on self-reports, without review of clinical records, was a limitation of the study.

All patients were subsequently evaluated with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV and other validated instruments.

The evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in only 63 of the 145 patients reporting a previous bipolar diagnosis.

The investigators examined family histories of those who did not have a bipolar diagnosis. They found no differences in the prevalence of bipolar disorder in first-degree relatives between those never diagnosed with the condition and those whose initial diagnosis was overturned in the structured interview.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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