Hey all, I have been ill with ME for about two years. Then I got a bad viral infection and haven't recovered since. Prior to this I was healthy, athletic and successful. But after two years of ME and very little sleep I've become very, very ill. My cognition is a mess, reading, writing and even speaking has become very difficult. I'm often very confused and I have severe memory loss a long with fatigue. Basically feels like my frontal lobe has shut down entirely. Sadly I have become reliant on my parents and have become very isolated and I don't speak much anymore. Due to this the question of whether I'm just mentally ill has often been raised even though I have been diagnosed with CFS/ME by a very well respected doctor who specializes in these sorts of illnesses. But I feel I need hard evidence of the illness just so I don't have to worry about being checked into a mental institute. So I was wondering, what can be done? I've heard about SPECT scans. Are they 100% reliable in diagnosing ME? And is there anything else?