The much anticipated clinical primer for treating us has been released by the IACFS/ME. Here it is: http://www.iacfsme.org/Portals/0/PDF/PrimerFinal3.pdf Credit goes to http://mecfsblogroll.blogspot.com.au/ for making me aware of this. Here is the description from the preface: "PREFACE This primer has been written for the clinical practitioner. Our goal is to provide the information necessary to understand, diagnose, and manage the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome -- also known as myalgic en-cephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). The text was developed by consensus of the primer committee. The authors have made considerable efforts to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up to date. Where pub-lished studies are lacking, our recommendations are based on the clinical expertise of our experienced practi-tioners. Our hope is that you find the primer to be a useful adjunct to your practice and a worthy companion to your reference library. Periodic updates will be available on our website: www.iacfsme.org " PS Notice the artwork: it looks suspiciously like a phoenix rising in the background.