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Schizophrenia, Mental Illness, Psychology, Nutrition, Health, Wellness, Bipolar, Manic Depression, Vitamins, Drug addictions

Sidetracked by Schizophrenia
A Mother and Son’s Struggles and Victories
by Charlotte LeBlanc

In Sidetracked by Schizophrenia, Charlotte documents her son’s encounters with the many medications and difficult life situations that come as part of living with this disease. It covers the trials and errors, the failures, the partial successes, the side effects, the exciting movement toward more and more effective treatments, and the hope for living a normal life medication free. The book speaks to family members who are, or have been there and to professionals who are called on to make judgments about what regimen may be most effective for their patients. It encourages the reader to keep an open mind about the body’s capacity to heal itself when given the right balance.

The film, A Beautiful Mind, provided a brief

look at the devastation of schizophrenia.

Charlotte LeBlanc takes us deeper as she

shares her son’s harrowing experiences and

struggles as he learns to live a normal life

without medication.

Sidetracked by Schizophrenia will

encourage frustrated and despairing

families never to give up. It is a saga of the

belief that there are sound scientific reasons

for hope in the treatment of schizophrenia

as well as other mental illnesses.

“Sidetracked by Schizophrenia is a great introductory book looking

at how complementary medicine can co-exist with traditional

medications in helping to treat schizophrenia. Charlotte’s new

book provides observation of her challenges throughout years of

watching her son come to grips with his mental illness. I would

encourage you to read this book if a loved one suffers from any

kind of mental illness. The book provides valuable insight on

schizophrenia and mental illness.”

- Dr. Peter R. Ford, BS Pharm, Pharm D

“Sidetracked by Schizophrenia is a moving and powerful testimony

of a mother’s love for her son. You can feel the distress that she

shares openly as her son struggles with a devastating illness:

schizophrenia. Charlotte LeBlanc reports their journey through

psychiatric care, hospitalizations, pathological trips, medications

and ultimately their initiative to explore nutritional supplements.

An inspiring story for people with loved

ones who are diagnosed with this serious

mental disorder and need to revive their

candle of hope.”

- Louis Thériault, MD, FRCPC

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Charlotte LeBlanc has a Bachelor of Applied Science in nutrition (BASc), is a naturopath, a registered nutritional consultant practitioner (RNCP), certified Iridologist (C.Ir) and registered holistic allergist (Rha). Charlotte has assisted people with their health since the year 2000 through her nutrition clinic as well

as public and corporate workshops on nutrition, relationships, stress, mental illness and meditation. The author has drawn upon her personal and professional experiences to present you this unique book describing her son’s struggles and victories with schizophrenia. The purpose of this book is to inform people that there is hope of living a normal life after schizophrenia and also hope in preventing some of the unnecessary suffering in the future.


Charlotte LeBlanc

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