Brace yourselves. Sept 30th is the release date for the new textbook "Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Somatisation and Bodily Distress: Developing Better Clinical Services," edited by Francis Creed, Peter Henningsen, and Per Fink. There are chapters by our old pal Peter White, and lots of references to papers authored by Simon Wessely. Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome get full play. A preview of the book is available at Amazon, by clicking on the cover, where it says "Click to look inside". Then you can do a search for chronic fatigue syndrome, if you like. http://www.amazon.com/Medically-Unexplained-Symptoms-Somatisation-Distress/dp/0521762235/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313281276&sr=1-1#_ Just think, we can look forward to a whole new generation of students learning that these illnesses are somataform disorders. And I suppose that means they can justify cutting "illness-related financial benefits" as therapeutic. It doesn't seem to occur to them that the more seriously ill might be more apt to be receiving disability benefits. Oye. I can hardly wait for the book reviews. The BBC should have a field day.