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You report on the opinions of Professor Elaine Showalter about illnesses such as the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME.

Sufferers of ME/CFS not only have to cope with the symptoms of disabling illness but occasionally the views, in the media, of a few professionals who spend a lot of time and energy trying to disprove illness instead of helping to ease the suffering of patients.

These individuals could be seen as trying to make names for themselves by cashing in on controversy.

ME/CFS, classified by the World Heath Organisation as a neurological disorder, affects an estimated 150,000 adults and children in the UK alone. They can't all be wrong!

Colin Barton

Brighton & Hove ME Group