http://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/jul/10/us-torture-doctors-psychologists-apa-prosecution This is a very personal topic for me, and not just because of the continuing abuse we suffer from the mental health industry. About 15 years ago I audited a course at Colby College that was taught by an economics professor from Columbia (the nation, not the university). As a young man he had been tortured by military officers trained at Uncle Sam's reviled School of Assassins, better known as the "US Army School of the Americas". His crime was to organize poor people in urban slums. The "APA" in this story is the American Psychological Association. I don't know what role, if any, either "APA" has played in promoting ME as an imaginary illness. Perhaps other folks here have insight on this. There are already nearly a thousand comments on the Guardian's website. While a majority of Americans still think torture is just fine as long as they are not on the receiving end, it's clear that many people around the world believe that Western civilization would be a good idea.