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 Pace-Maker?

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Deep-brain stimulation has provided yearlong relief of symptoms of severe depression for patients who had been refractory to a variety of other therapies. Ali R. Rezai, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic reported that eight of 16 patients enrolled in the study showed at least 50% improvement in depression scores at an interview before his presentation at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. According to Dr. Rezai, “[Responders] had significant improvement in quality of life, returning back to work, getting engaged, dating.” The study’s focus was on patients that had disabling severe major depression for over five years and had not had any response to at least three different classes of antidepressants at the highest dosage levels. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings:

The study enrolled 17 patients overall, with one patient not yet completing a year of treatment when the data were analyzed.

Patients had severe and disabling major depression lasting at least five years without response to at least three classes of antidepressants titrated to the highest tolerated doses. All patients also failed combined therapy with at least two augmentation agents and multiple electroconvulsive therapy trials.

Those considered to be at imminent risk of suicide were excluded, as were patients with current or past psychotic disorders, associated neurological disorder, any significant brain imaging abnormality, substance abuse, history of severe personality disorder, coagulopathy, or other medical problems that could increase the risk of surgery.

Treatment involved placement of a Medtronic Soletra implantable pulse generator, a pacemaker-like device used in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. Bilateral leads were placed in the ventral portion of the anterior limb of the internal capsule and ventral striatum with high-resolution MRI targeting.

Each electrode contact was 3 mm long with 4 mm of spacing or insulation between contacts. The diameter and other physical properties were the same as the common electrodes used in deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, Dr. Rezai said.

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

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