Director of Danish Health Authority Søren Brostrøm Letter to the Editor Journal of Psychosomatic Research Topic is regarding the Danish approach to 'functional disorders' in Denmark which includes ME/CFS. Available @ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022399918309498?via=ihub This is a sad development where the Danish Health Authority has bought into a faux scientific approach to ME/CFS, where the disease is apparently caused by some sort of bodily signal overload known as 'bodily distress syndrome'. Yikes... The director honestly thinks 'chronic fatigue' is better suited for patients than 'ME/CFS' because it is supposedly more descriptive. Can't wait for him to campaign against the influenza diagnosis, once he learns the etymology of the term. On a more serious note. This also shows the complete lack of understanding of ME/CFS, and shows that the Danish Health Authority sees the illness as simply being a condition where fatigue is present. Any ME/CFS researcher would shake their head at a understanding of ME/CFS that seems to completely ignore the immune system. Still recommending CBT and GET of course. No surprise here. I feel the ''succumb to pressure'' bit is particularly revealing. The Danish Health Authority sees the criticism of 'Functional disorders' entirely as misguided patient advocacy driven by patients who suffer from scientific illiteracy. They don't seem to even acknowledge that genuine criticism of functional disorders or CBT and GET is frequent in academia. This is troubling because advocates for 'functional disorders' are outnumbered significantly, yet they still somehow see it as giving into pressure from what they consider to be patients clueless about their own illness.