Hi Everyone, I live in Germany, have had CFS for 18 months but have no official diagnosis. I would like to go the the Charite University hospital in Berlin (9 hours away), where they know what CFS is and take it seriously, to get it diagnosed. Before I do, I have to get a number of things excluded by local doctors (sleep disorder etc). I've had most of the tests, the psychiatrist is on Friday, who hopefully will exclude a psychiatric cause for my fatigue. I've read so much online (and heard many personal accounts from people at my local self-help group) about psychiatrists causing untold damage by giving a wrong diagnosis and treatment, that I'm really rather paranoid and nervous about my upcoming appointment. Any advice in advance on how to survive an appointment with a psychiatrist without being invalidated and labelled something unhelpful and inappropriate would be gratefully received. Thanks!