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.

Lack of Motivation in Psychosis

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According to a recent small study published in BMC Psychiatry, deficits in motivation may not be accounted for entirely by institutionalization or long-term treatment in patients with schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis. According to Graham Murray, M.D., Ph.D., these deficits are present at the first episode of psychosis. Dr. Murray’s team measured “reinforcement-related speeding,” response time in relationship to the chance for reward, in patients with a first episode of psychosis; only four out of eighteen of these patients improved their response time to increase their chances for reward. Conversely, 17 out of 19 from a control group improved their response time to gain reward. The researchers believe that abnormalities in the brain’s reward center account for motivation deficits in psychosis. According to Dr. Murray, “Patients with psychosis already have motivational deficits the first time they present to health services… understanding the brain basis of these problems will ultimately help in developing new treatments.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

It has been proposed that there are abnormalities in the brain’s reward system and in the processing of incentive motivation in psychosis, and that dopamine dysfunction may be responsible, but this has not been well evaluated clinically, the researchers said.

So the investigators recruited 18 patients (mean age 23, nine males) who had symptoms of psychosis for the first time and 19 healthy controls (mean age 25, nine males) to complete the Cued Reinforcement Reaction Time Task, which measures motivationally driven behavior.

Eleven of the 18 psychosis patients were taking atypical antipsychotics, including olanzapine (Zyprexa) (three), risperidone (Risperdal) (two), quetiapine (Seroquel) (two), clozapine (Clozaril) (one), aripiprazole (Abilify) (two), and amisulpride (one).

A year after the evaluation, nine patients were diagnosed by a psychiatrist with schizophrenia, two with schizoaffective disorder, five with bipolar disorder, one with delusional disorder, and one with a psychosis not otherwise specified.

On the task, all participants were asked to choose which of a simple set of three shapes did not belong in 96 trials, with varying likelihood of reward indicated by three different colors as the test progressed. Previous studies in healthy participants have shown increased reaction times associated with a higher likelihood of reward, the researchers said.

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

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