Absolutely....the fact that more and more 'professionals' are endorsing L.P is incredibly worrying. There have been several articles stating that M.E could be caused by an overproduction of Adreneline and by undertaking the L.P and controlling the 'fight or flight' mechanism through thought patterns the body then produces endorphines and reduces the adrenline output. This theroy is similar to the Amydgala retraining programme. In adults perhaps the adreneline theroy might explain certain symptoms but in children - their hormones and the glands that produce them are not fully developed yet. My niece is 8 years old and is showing signs of hormone inbalance already and is developing far too fast - if a child has problems such as this as well as M.E and is merely shoved onto an L.P program, blaming "thought patterns" for symptoms then whatever is underlying causing these symptoms will never be explored which is dangerous. My M.E Clinic are champions for the Lightening Process, one doctor and my rheumotologist wanted to send me on the course due to experiencing really strange symptoms equating to something wrong with my adrenal gland. But my gut instince was that something is really not right. The M.E Clinic dismissed it as idopathic "pseudosymptoms", my G.P said it was agrophobia panic attacks (I worked in PR and media for years and have no social issues whatsoever!) and only on a desperate jaunt overseas to see a doctor did they find something wrong with my pituitary and want to rule out a possible pheochromocytoma. My G.P refuses to believe that there might be one of these present in my body due to the catecholamines test being inconclusive. The specalist I saw overseas wanted to repeat this test every month yet I am refused it over in the UK. Therefore by promoting the Lightening Process and not looking into patients actual symptoms, serious conditions such pheochromocytoma and even thryoid conditions will be chucked in the dustbin forever for patients if they carry on trialling it out and using it as a one size fits all treatment.