I am speaking from the US perspective - See my other response regarding the behavior modification treatments promoted by the US CDC in my other response. Also - I appreciate the clarification about differing points of view being expressed on here. At some point though, some basic agreement about what terms mean when used on here are necessary to avoid misunderstandings. When I say ME, I am referring to a specific disease which is well described in the ICC. If others are using the term ME but it doesn't look anything like the ICC, then misunderstandings will take over the threads. I understood the goal of this group is to delve in to the science for myalgic encephalomyelitis. We can't discuss the science if we don't know what group of patients we are talking about.