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.

Children with bipolar parents are at a higher risk


It seems fairly reasonable that children with bipolar parents are at a higher risk for the disorder. However, you may be surprised at the numbers and associations to other psychiatric disorders that are present in this population. According to a study published this March in the Archives of General Psychiatry children who have one or more parents that are diagnosed with bipolar disorder have almost a 14 fold increased risk of bipolar spectrum disorders. These children were also found to have an increased risk for anxiety and mood disorders. The researchers, commenting on the study’s findings said, “These findings further support the familiality and validity of bipolar in youth and indicate a need for early identification and treatment.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more:

To evaluate the prevalence of lifetime psychiatric disorders in children of parents with bipolar, the researchers conducted the Pittsburgh Bipolar Offspring Study (BIOS) in 388 offspring of 238 parents with bipolar disorder and 251 offspring of 143 matched controls. Children ranged in age from 6 to 18 years.

Ten of the evaluated families had two parents with bipolar spectrum disorder.

The researchers found that all psychiatric disorders were present in higher rates in the offspring of parents with bipolar than in the offspring of control parents (P?0.02).

In adjusted analyses, kids with parents who had bipolar had an increased risk for bipolar spectrum disorders (OR 13.4, 95% CI 2.9 to 61.6).

They were also at higher risk of anxiety (OR 2.3, 95% CI 1.3 to 4.0), mood disorders (OR 5.2, 95% CI 2.3 to 11.4), and Axis I disorders (OR 2.2, 95% CI 1.5 to 3.3).

The researchers noted that symptoms of these disorders overlap with symptoms of bipolar, so this may be one way that bipolar is manifested early in life, or acts as a preliminary symptom of the disorder, the researchers said.

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

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