FYI BMJ. 2004 Jun 5;328(7452):1354-7. Epub 2004 May 28. General practitioners' perceptions of chronic fatigue syndrome and beliefs about its management, compared with irritable bowel syndrome: qualitative study. Raine R1, Carter S, Sensky T, Black N. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15169743 Conclusion: Barriers to the effective clinical management of patients with irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome are partly due to doctors' beliefs, which result in negative stereotyping of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and the use of management strategies for both syndromes that may not take into account the best available evidence.