In The Fight Is On thread, Esther gave a link and her impressions about an article Simon Wessely wrote which helps one understand where Wessely's coming from a little better: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/181/1/81 I wrote about my impressions of it here for anyone who is interested. In the British Journal of Psychiatry Wessely wrote an article where he gives his book recommendations to fellow psychiatrists: And thus began Wessely's illustrious career in psychiatry. He admits he's a liar from the beginning, which is not too surprising, is it? Wessely clearly does not like or respect scientific research. One of the books Wessely recommends is: The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980 What does this mean, the doctor treated the men like women? How do they do that? There was only one review for this book at Amazon which is strange but that Reviewer did give it 5 stars. Another book Wessely recommends is: "Intellectual Impostors" The real title is: Intellectual Impostures -Did Wessely make a little Freudian slip there? Here's the first review at Amazon: Well that's right up Wesselys alley! This could just as easily say: What Wessely "fails to realize is that philosophy is indeed not science, and should not be read as such...even when it uses the ideas and words of science in new contexts for which they, the scientists, are wholly unfamiliar, and unqualified to judge." It's becoming pretty obvious that Wessely is no intellectual as this is one of his most highly recommended books to his fellow colleagues. It's just so funny that Wessely likes and recommends this book! This Reviewer could easily be writing about Wessely and his cohorts regarding ME. It's just fascinating that this is one of Wessely's favorite books. Keep in mind now, this is one of 11 books that Wessely likes and highly recommends to fellow psychiatrists. Maybe not, but somehow I'm pretty sure that Wessely enjoyed that part of the book too. Thank you for supplying us with this link, Esther. It provides insights into Wessely's mindset and serves to prove that our impressions of him are very accurate.