The thread is stared about the some spoken about connection of XMRV and ASD (Mikovits). If XMRV is a factor or cofactor in ASD, then it wouldn't be strange if some of the symptoms people with ASD can get could also appear in some CFS patients. One symptom which many with ASD experience is uncomfort when leaving their home. No-one has argued that it's a symptom which must have a psychological etiology (and I certainly hope no-one thinks something I have written would imply it). I have got this symptom of discomfort when leaving the home myself (when I got CFS). And with me it can't be explained with fatigue/brainfog or disorientation etc. (And I have never had any psychological problems.) The only other place I have seen such a "strange" symptom is in ASD. And I think there could be a connection between what people with ASD experience, and this symptom which some with CFS experience. I know that many have answered yes in the poll, because of reasons such as brainfog, memory problems etc.