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.

Persistence of childhood bipolar I disorder into adulthood

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Findings from a study recently reviewed by Journal Watch (jwatch.org), a physician edited source focused on research and news, reported a significant rate of persistence of childhood bipolar I disorder into adulthood. The study, which examined 115 children with a mean age of 11 years, ultimately concluded that bipolar I disorder persisted into adulthood in 44% of participants. One weakness of the study, however, is that it did not report findings about participants beyond the age of 19. Additionally, the study is not reflective of subsyndromal and bipolar II disorder persistence into adulthood. Nonetheless, the study sheds light on the widely discussed topic of age at the time of mental illness onset. The following is an excerpt of the Journal Watch article:

The researchers used a stringent definition of childhood bipolar I disorder: Diagnosis of mania required elation, grandiosity, or both. Most subjects (94%) completed all assessments during the 8-year follow-up (every 6 months for 2 years, yearly for 4 years, and a final assessment 2 years later). About half of the participants were 18 or older at the final assessment.

Of the group, 88% recovered from the index manic episode (mean time to recovery, 55.6 weeks); 73% of these subjects relapsed to mania, on average 99 weeks later. Although significantly shorter than the index episode, later manic episodes were lengthy (mean duration: second episode, 55 weeks; third episode, 40 weeks) and were marked by psychosis and ultradian cycling. Participants younger than 18 years were ill 66% of the time; the percentage dropped to 49% among patients 18 or older. Low maternal warmth and earlier age at onset predicted longer time ill with manic episodes. At age 18 or older, 44% of participants had manic episodes, and 35% developed a substance-use disorder.

Click here to read the entire “free” article from jwatch.org

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