I see from one of Holmsey's posts that you, Prof. Wessely, appear to read some of the threads on here. Well, I'd just like to say to you that it's a FACT that my life has been made a thousand times worse than it needed to have been over the last 20 plus years directly as a result of YOU and YOUR like-minded colleagues actions and work. It is because of you Wessely that a climate of suspicion and mistrust of ME patients exists in the UK. It is because of YOU that the medical profession treats us largely with contempt. It is because of YOU that we have to fight so hard to obtain benefits under the constant implied accusation that we are workshy malingerers. It is because of YOU that so many ME patients have been made to feel in so much despair that they have taken their own lives. It is because of YOU that crass media outlets such as the Daily Mail can run ignorant polls asking ignorant members of the public that have taken their cues from your skewed output to vote on whether ME is a real illness. I could go on, and on, and on...... So Prof. Wessely, how can having created such a hellish climate for those of us living in the UK, be defended by yourself? Do you feel good about having made people such as myself feel real despair? How are any of your, and your close colleagues, actions any positive help whatsoever? How about sign up on here and give us an answer?