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.

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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.

Talk Therapy Loses Popularity with Psychiatrists

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The utilization of psychotherapy by psychiatrists is losing popularity according to a recent study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. According to the study, psychotherapy is involved in less than 30% of cases where patients visit with psychiatrists. Conversely, in 1996 psychotherapy was utilized in approximately 47% of patient encounters with psychiatrists. Authors of the study, Ramin Mojtabai, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., of Johns Hopkins University, and Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., of Columbia University in New York, commenting wrote, “these trends highlight a gradual but important change in the content of outpatient psychiatric care in the United States and a continued shift toward medicalization of psychiatric practice.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

In an interview, Dr. Mojtabai said financial incentives are probably driving the change.

He said that under typical reimbursement rates, a psychiatrist who conducts one 45-minute psychotherapy session will receive 40% less than if he or she saw three patients for 15-minute medication management visits.

Many insurance plans also cap the number of reimbursable psychotherapy sessions, whereas they pay indefinitely for maintenance drug treatment, he said.

Dr. Mojtabai said findings in the study, which used data from more than 14,000 office visits collected in the government’s regular National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, support the idea that finances are an issue.

Multivariate regression analysis revealed an odds ratio of 2.10 (95% CI 1.59 to 2.78) that a patient receiving psychotherapy would pay out of pocket for the session.

In addition, certain types of practices, particularly HMOs, appeared to favor medication over psychotherapy.

The multivariate analysis found an odds ratio of 0.20 for psychotherapy in an HMO-based practice (95% CI 0.09 to 0.44), relative to a freestanding solo practice. Freestanding group practices had an odds ratio of 0.41 (95% CI 0.27 to 0.61).

However, Dr. Mojtabai cautioned that the study did not evaluate outcomes, and hence could not conclude that patients were worse off for the shift toward drug therapy.

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

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