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.

Mounting evidence of adverse effects of antidepressants in bipolar patients…

According to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, patients with bipolar disorder may be at a higher risk for treatment-emergent mania when taking antidepressants. According to the study, even patients with lower scores for bipolar symptoms, such as racing thoughts and psychomotor agitation, were at a higher risk for rapid mood switches when taking antidepressants. This study provides the first prospective controlled data, adding to the already abundant evidence of adverse effects of antidepressants in bipolar patients. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study further:

These findings are the first prospective, controlled data supporting heightened risk of mood cycling and add to mounting evidence against antidepressants in bipolar disorder, noted Christopher D. Schneck, M.D., of the University of Colorado, in an accompanying editorial.

By re-emphasizing the importance of evaluating these symptoms, he wrote, “clinicians may be able to better predict which patients have an underlying bipolar diathesis and thereby avoid giving them antidepressants.”

But finding effective strategies to treat mixed presentations in bipolar disorder is a challenge, Dr. Frye acknowledged. While there are treatments approved for the manic phase of bipolar disorder, no antidepressants are FDA approved for the depressive phase.

Because treatment-emergent mania events can be “volatile and very destructive for the patient as well as their family,” Dr. Frye said he is now much more alert to risk-associated symptoms and more likely to use alternative treatments, such as mood stabilizers or focused psychotherapy.

The researchers analyzed outcomes for 176 adult outpatients with bipolar disorder in a 10-week trial comparing bupropion (Wellbutrin), sertraline (Zoloft), and venlafaxine (Effexor) as adjunctive antidepressant treatment for depression.

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

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