As the Joint Colleges' report, referred to in the article, makes clear, ME (better termed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) usually has both physical and psychiatric components. Sufferers who, because of fear of stigma, deny the possibility of psychological influences on treatment, both deprive themselves of sometimes helpful forms of therapy and denigrate others, suffering from depression, as not really ill at all.
What they do for themselves is their own business. Their attitudes to those suffering from depression are not acceptable.
Professor PHILIP GRAHAM
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