When I was 15 years of age (and didn’t have ME), I went through a VERY rough emotional stage in my life. A stage where I couldn’t handle any of my emotions. It got to the point where my emotionally instability caused something inside my head to change permanently. And I could feel inside my head, a constant thick/thumping feeling that I feel to this day. Anyway, since this emotional outbreak and change happening inside my head, it’s really compromised my cognitive functioning. For example, I’ve never been able to work, because doing the tasks in work cause this dysfunctional feeling inside my head to arise. Another example would be helping a family member outside in the garden. I just can’t bring myself to do it because of this feeling inside my head. It’s a hard feeling to describe. Using the term ‘dysfunctional stress’ is the term I like to use. Opinions please guys?