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.

Brain Activity Shows Susceptibility to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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A recent study pinpointed a region of the brain affected in those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). According to the study published in the July 18 issue of Science, an area of the brain associated with unlearning behavior and allowing for flexibility in behavior, the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, was under active in the brain’s of participants who were diagnosed with OCD or in unaffected relatives. The researchers believe that MRI scans measuring activity in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex could be useful for future research; however, they will most likely not be used for common screening of OCD as other detection tools are highly successful. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study:

Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and their unaffected relatives showed less activity in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex on functional MRI compared with controls, reported Samuel R. Chamberlain, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge, and colleagues in the July 18 issue of Science.

These findings from a small, case-control study suggest that this and related brain regions have an impact not only on day-to-day flexibility — which involves the ability to suppress intrusive thoughts and repetitive rituals — but also development of these pathologic compulsions, the researchers said.

Reduced function in brain areas related to unlearning may be a marker for vulnerability to obsessive-compulsive disorder “that exists in people at increased genetic risk, even in the absence of chronic treatment or symptom confounders,” they wrote.
This kind of marker would likely be limited to research use for now since imaging is not needed for diagnosis or treatment decisions, commented Kenneth M. Heilman, M.D., of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., who was not involved in the study.
The disorder often runs in families, with first-degree relatives of patients at up to an eight-fold risk of developing symptoms themselves.
But because little progress has been made in finding responsible genes, researchers have been looking for brain-based markers as objective, measurable traits.

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