Hi Guys, there was a crap interview with a doctor promoting the HPV vaccine on Irish radio this morning, where she totally downplayed the severity of ME. She made a few misleading and incorrect comments. One of them was that she spouted the CBT-line that if patients believe they have a serious underlying disease causing their symptoms that it will lead to a poorer outcome. I am pretty sure that even CBT researchers couldn't prove this, and actually had some research that showed this wasn't the case. But I can't remember the research. If anyone can remember I'd be grateful for some pointers of where to look. It would be good to have some research data to show that beliefs were not the issue. Admitedly, the more severe, and actually suffering from ME as opposed to fatigue, patients could have stronger beliefs about the cause of the illness as it is more obvious that it is physical, but I am pretty sure there is research out there that showed beliefs didn't affect outcomes.