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.

Psychological distress during treatment and anxiety over possible recurrence in cancer patients

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In the online version of the journal Urologic Oncology, findings from a longitudinal study focusing on depression and anxiety in patients with cancer were reported late this June. The study measured psychological distress during treatment and anxiety over possible recurrence in cancer patients. The study collected data on individuals treated at a University Hospital in Germany from 2002 to 2004, which were treated for prostate and other urogenital cancers. Findings revealed that patient anxiety was highest in all patients during the beginning of the patient’s stay in the hospital; however, results measured six months and one year after the stay revealed no significant anxiety related to possible recurrence. Patient anxiety was the highest in cancer patients who received chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Additionally, patient anxiety was comparatively high among young patients. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medical News Today that discusses the particulars of the study:

Sample size was not large enough for separate analyses for each cancer diagnosis. Values were highest at T1, with only minor changes between T2 and T4. Two significant results were identified; depression at T3 and depression at T4 with lower scores for prostate cancer patients. Anxiety at T1 was significantly higher than the mean value of the general population. Compared with cardiac patients, there were significantly higher values for cardiac patients at T2 to T4. Prostate cancer patients had significantly lower depression scores than the control groups for T2-T4. HADS scores >15 occurred in 28% of prostate cancer patients, 39% of other urogenital cancer patients, 24% of the general public and 35% of cardiac patients. Anxiety was more pronounced among young patients, and patients treated with radiotherapy or chemotherapy suffered from higher levels of depression at T1 compared to surgical patients.

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