Ok, so I finally got my first appointment at King's, London yesterday. I spoke to a psychiatrist, who was basically making sure I wasn't insane. In the waiting room yesterday was a questionnaire explaining that they were thinking of giving an umbrella term to all the illnesses like CFS and IBS that had symptoms with no known specific cause. Some of the suggestions they gave were: Unknown Medical Symptoms Somatoform Disorder Bodily Distress Disorder I looked up somatoform disorder and this is what I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatoform_disorder Then I looked up about Prof S Wessely, head of the unit and found: http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk/wiki/wesselygate/ and http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/reasons-for-patient-disenchantment.htm All in all, I was pretty horrified. They've referred me for CBT and graded exercise but Purple on here says their attitude about it was totally wrong and that they told her to ignore the post-exertion fatigue. So am wondering whether to try to be referred to Great Ormond St instead. Has anyone else been to either of these places? Or has anyone else had an experience of transferring from one NHS service to another?