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.

Childhood diagnosis of bipolar disorder may be more creditable then some have thought


According to findings published in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, childhood diagnosis of bipolar disorder may be more creditable then some have thought. Findings from the study revealed that 44.4% of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder had manic episodes after the age of eighteen, a rate that was 13 to 44 times higher than population prevalence. Despite these findings, however, some psychiatrists continue to be skeptical about the presentation of bipolar I disorder in children because it presents differently in adults. However, in general, these findings establish a “…growing awareness that serious mental illnesses do not emerge de novo when individuals reach adulthood, but rather reflect early developmental processes,” said Ellen Leibenluft, M.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings:

The prospective, controlled, blindly rated study followed 108 children — 93.9% of the initial cohort age seven to 16 in 1995 — with about yearly ascertainment of symptoms for eight years.

All participants were in their first episode of manic or mixed phase bipolar I at baseline.

Diagnosis was by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria with at least one cardinal symptom –elation or grandiosity — to avoid overlap with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

During follow-up, 87.8% of patients recovered but 73.3% of these went on to relapse into mania or mixed mania episodes with a mean of 2.0 episodes over eight years.

Children who got little emotional warmth from their mothers were significantly more likely to relapse after recovery independent of their parents’ mental health and other factors (hazard ratio 2.9, P=0.001).

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

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