Undiagnosed Up Until Now

A Journey of Self Discovery by Rodney Groenhuizen


First Published in Australia, December 2006.


Undiagnosed Up Until Now is an autobiography by the late Rodney Groenhuizen (21/4/71 - 8/12/04). 


This book is the story of Rod's journey of self discovery and the impact of being diagnosed with with SSIS (Scotopic Sensitivity Irlen Syndrome) in 2004 at the age of 33.  Rod believed that the undiagnosed condition SSIS, had affected his mental health and contributed greatly to many years of living with Depression, Panic/Anxiety, Multiple Breakdown and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).


Undiagnosed Up Until Now tells how multiple conditions adversely affected a young boys life and prevented him from achieving a full and satisfying adult life.  It is a window into Rod's soul where he honestly explores his suffering, trying desperately to find answers.


Undiagnosed Up Until Now is Rod's plea to be heard; a plea to politicians and leaders, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers, counsellors, and also those who don't understand the complexities of living with chronic and mental illnesses; a plea on behalf of all those who suffer mental illness.


This book is a very important and relevant source of information on Mental Illness/Depression from the perspective of the sufferer and raises awareness of the struggle that sufferers endure.


The book includes photos of Rod growing up, poems and songs written by Rod, a music CD released in Rod's memory (including Rod's voice), and resource and information chapters.


Rod's journey is reflected on in brief entries written by his mother Val Groenhuizen who with love and dedication compiled the book from Rod's manuscript notes and has edited and published the book.  It also includes tributes by his family.


It is hoped that Undiagnosed Up Until Now will help raise public awareness of the struggle that sufferers of Mental Illness endure, and in turn help reduce the stigma associated with Mental Illness.


All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to youth charities including

Mission Australia (www.missionaustralia.com.au).


Undiagnosed Up Until Now is available to order by mail via our website (refer Australian or Overseas order forms)


and also at selected book shops in Australia as listed below:


Cleopatras Westend, Maroondah Hwy, Healesville 02 5962 4252

Collins Booksellers at Croydon, Victoria  03 9723 5577

Dymocks book shop Eastland Shopping Centre, Ringwood, Victoria  03 9876 8255

Readings Bookshops Victoria - Carlton 9347 6633, Hawthorn 9819 1917, Malvern 0509 1952

Spitting Image, Brice Ave, Mooroolbark, Victoria  03 9727 4041

The Peaceful Feather, Collins Place, Kilsyth, Victoria 03 9723 9955

Unichurch Bookshop, 130 Little Collins St, Melbourne 03 9251 5291


For credit card purchases go to www.bookworm.com.au 


Enquries may be forwarded to undiag.upuntilnow@hotmail.com


This website will be updated regularly.



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