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.

Electromagnetic treatments to replace electroconvulsive therapy?

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Most individuals are responsive to traditional treatments for clinical depression, which include talk therapy and medications. However, there are still an estimated 15 to 20 percent of individuals suffering depression that do not experience successful outcomes with traditional measures. Previously, many of these patients have turned to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which has a 60 to 70 percent response rate; however, due to the adverse side effects of ECT and the emergence of research targeting a variety of electromagnetic treatments, ECT may soon be a relic of the past.

There are many different forms of electromagnetic treatment that are currently being researched. One of these treatments is FDA approved; it is referred to as vagus nerve stimulation. Originally used to treat epilepsy, clinicians noticed that vagus nerve stimulation improved mood. According to A. John Rush, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, pulses that are sent to the vagus nerve “…go to specific areas in the central nervous system that control mood, motivation, sleep, appetite, and other symptoms that are relevant to depression.” This is one of many developing electromagnetic treatments for depression which show promise. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses these varying treatments:

There’s a new wave of research into targeted electromagnetic treatments for resistant depression, all aiming to relegate traditional electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to obsolescence.

An estimated 15% to 20% of depressed patients don’t respond to drug or talk therapies, sending many into the realm of ECT. Although 60% to 70% of patients respond to ECT, its baggage includes frequent adverse side effects and a bad PR problem.

Now, a variety of alternative approaches that apply electrical currents to the brain are in the research pipeline, and one is FDA approved. They include:

* Vagus nerve stimulation
* Magnetic seizure therapy
* Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
* Deep brain stimulation
* Transcranial direct current stimulation
* Implantable cortical stimulation


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

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