"Sense about Science" publishes response from Sharpe to newspaper headlines. http://www.senseaboutscience.org/fo...to-headlines-suggesting-me-is-all-in-the-mind Response to headlines suggesting ME 'is all in the mind' Lead author of the study, Michael Sharpe, Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Oxford: "The study did not find that ME/CFS is ‘all in the mind’ – in fact it didn’t look at causes of the disease at all. People think that if these kinds of treatments help, it is saying something about the nature of the illness, which of course isn’t true. This study tells us nothing about the cause of the illness, just how to help people who have it. 'All in the mind' is also a hugely misleading description of conditions that might be associated with psychological and social factors. "The study did not contradict the view that ME/CFS is a chronic illness. These treatments, which we have found previously to be moderately helpful, are not a cure, and they do not benefit everyone. But the good news is, the benefit of these treatments is still apparent two years later, and they do not lead to a relapse of the illness. This new finding should reassure patients who want to try these treatments."