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.

Pediatric kidney transplant patients at increased risk for psychiatric disorders


According to findings from a study published online in Pediatric Transplantation, teens who received a kidney transplant are at greater risk for some psychiatric disorders. According to the study, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, phobias, and social and educational impairments are all issues that pediatric kidney transplant patients may encounter. Eric Fombonne, M.D., of McGill University and Montreal Children’s Hospital, and colleagues, reported that 65% of children given a transplant were diagnosed with at least one lifetime psychiatric disorder. Only 37.5% of healthy controls were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. “These dimensions should be routinely screened for in endstage renal disease patients, both before and after transplant, and appropriate steps should be taken when needed,” the researchers said. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study in more depth:

Patients were divided equally into three groups — 40 had had transplants, 40 who had chronic kidney disease, and 40 who were healthy matched controls.

Psychiatric symptoms and disorders were evaluated through interviews and self-reported questionnaires.

Those in the transplant group had a significantly higher lifetime incidence of DSM-IV diagnoses, with 65% being diagnosed with at least one lifetime psychiatric disorder, compared with 37.5% in the control group (P=0.038).

The lifetime depressive disorder rate in both the transplant group and in the chronic kidney disease group was 35%, compared with 15.2% in the control group (P=0.043).

Transplant adolescent patients also had significantly more mood disorders than the control group, almost twice the frequency of anxiety disorders, and more behavioral disorders, especially ADHD.

About 23% of the transplant group met diagnostic criteria for ADHD, compared with 5% of the chronic kidney disease group and 7.5% of controls. Boys who’d had a transplant had an especially high rate of the disorder, at 31%.

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

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