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.

Metabolic status important to consider when choosing an antipsychotic drug

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An individual’s metabolic status is important to consider when choosing an antipsychotic drug. Weight gain, hyperglycemia, and dyslipidemia can occur when atypical antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to individuals without an accommodating metabolic status. Unfortunately, a recent retrospective study has revealed that less than 25% of patients are tested for glucose status or lipids by their physician prior to being prescribed antipsychotic drugs. According to Elaine H. Morrato, Dr.P.H., of the University of Colorado, 1,000 patients were tested for metabolic status six months before being prescribed an antipsychotic drug and their cholesterol levels, fasting blood glucose, and triglycerides were not found to be associated with drug choice. The following is an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings of the study:

Atypical antipsychotic agents have been associated with metabolic changes such as weight gain, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia. Both the American Psychiatric Association and American Diabetes Association recommend routine metabolic screening and consideration of a patient’s metabolic status when selecting an atypical antipsychotic, the authors noted in a poster presentation at American Psychiatric Association meeting.

Yet physicians report that fewer than 25% of patients are screened for lipids or glucose status prior to being started on a drug, and even when patients are screened for metabolic risk factors, their physicians don’t always take the information into consideration when planning treatment with an antipsychotic agent, the investigators wrote.

The findings are emblematic of the failure of modern medicine to fully integrate the treatment of the mind with the treatment of the body, commented Thomas Wise, M.D., chairman of psychiatry at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va., who was not involved in the study.

“In order to have the proper treatment, one cannot partition mind from body,” he said. “In addition to a system that doesn’t work, we have completely partitioned psychiatric care from medical care. It may be an overstatement or hyperbole, but somebody’s going to have to prove to me that it’s not true.”


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