Within many official websites and information leaflets there is a standard soundbite that most adolescents recover within 2 years. From the parents' forums of which i am a member this does not hold true. Most children who have ME seem to have a significant improvement ( but not always recovered) within 4.5 years. Dr Speight highlighted this in a video of a talk i watched last year ( didn' t think to bookmark it) From much adolescent research it is clear that it is not ME that is studied, rather chronic fatigue, or more recently, a made up term of chronic disabling fatigue which is argued as a proxy term for CFS ( includes ME), which is now generating its own literature via published research. Dangerous conflation as we move into a widened MUS / IAPCT application. Can anyone provide research that confirms 2 year recovery with stats in support Definition of what adolescent recovery constitutes I' m tagging @AFME as this was highlighted in one of their GP webinars and has caused much discussion between some GPs and parents. Is this just a statement unsupported by robust stats? My son had severe post viral fatigue after glandular fever. His electrolytic balance was screwed up for months . He recovered after 18 months. I believe this to be the nub of the problem. Any stats may not be relevent to ME, and professionals and parents are working with unrealistic / irrelevant info.