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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.

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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.

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Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

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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.

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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.

Survival odds lessened for individuals who develop PTSD after a major cardiac event

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Survival odds are lessened for individuals who develop PTSD after a major cardiac event. According to researchers at the Technical University of Munich, individuals who received a cardioverter-defibrillator implant after cardiac arrest possessed a mortality rate 3.45 times higher if they developed strong PTSD symptoms. “Symptoms of PTSD, particularly intrusive recollections of adverse aspects of the disease course, have a substantial effect on survival in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators,” the researchers wrote. The findings, which were published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, indicate the need for “… routinely applied comprehensive and interdisciplinary psychosocial aftercare” among patients in this population. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

The study involved 147 patients who were followed for a mean of 5.1 years (SD 2.2) after receiving the devices. Thirty-eight of these patients scored in the top quartile on a standard PTSD symptom scale.

Dr. Ladwig and colleagues calculated an event rate of 55 deaths per 1,000 person-years among those with low to moderate PTSD scores, compared with 80 deaths per 1,000 person-years among those with high PTSD scores.

The findings reflect adjustments for age, sex, diabetes status, scores on depression and anxiety scales, and several measures of cardiovascular disease severity.

The researchers said that, according to previous studies, some 27% to 38% of patients surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest develop PTSD. The rate of PTSD following heart attacks appears somewhat lower, but may still top 30%.

Because many patients receiving cardioverter-defibrillators are survivors of such events, they are likely at risk for PTSD, the researchers said.

“Treatment with [the device] may act as a constant reminder of the underlying disease condition,” they noted.

All the patients in their sample had survived some type of life-threatening, sudden-onset cardiac condition. That met one of the main criteria for PTSD, but only the 38 scoring in the highest quartile on the revised Impact of Event Scale were categorized as PTSD index cases.


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