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.

Neonatal risks posed by mothers taking psychotropic drugs during pregnancy

Currently, there is very little known about neonatal risks posed by mothers taking psychotropic drugs during pregnancy. However, two studies have provided some new data on neonatal outcomes associated with psychotropic drugs. The following is an excerpt of an article from Journal Watch that discusses the findings:

Using large medical, demographic, and public drug insurance registries in Quebec, researchers focused on women with psychiatric diagnoses (mostly, mood or anxiety disorders) and antidepressant use for at least 1 month in the year before pregnancy. Researchers compared first-trimester antidepressant exposure and duration in 2140 healthy infants and 189 infants with any major congenital malformation in the year after birth. Antidepressants commonly used were paroxetine (42%), sertraline (15%), and venlafaxine (13%). The risk for congenital malformation (8%, vs. the usual population rate of 3%) was unrelated to first-trimester antidepressant use, its duration, or therapeutic class. Controlling for ethnicity and for drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, determined in 806 mothers, did not alter results.

Other researchers linked maternal and neonatal British Columbian health records to identify recipients of a serotonin reuptake inhibitor… <click here to read the rest of this article from Journal Watch>

Severe psychiatric conditions should be treated at the discretion of a psychiatrist and at the consent of an educated patient or guardian during pregnancy. However, due to the relatively little known effects of psychotropic drugs on neonatal outcomes cognitive-behavioral therapy should be considered by physicians as an alternative to addressing anxiety and depression during pregnancy.

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