Years of (some) medical professionals acting in bad faith against the interests of the people they claim to be helping will do that. I think there is value in examining, eventually, the traumatic effect this has had. The psychosocial crowd just rammed their ideology through, indifferent to legitimate objections, with the full cooperation of medical institutions who failed in their most basic duty of care. That's like being in a case of wrongful imprisonment without charge and your public defender is part of the prosecution and works tirelessly to make it worse for you. I think that this would qualify as psychological abuse to some degree. It's a really messed-up situation that when described plainly and neutrally almost sounds insane because no one believes a system that exists to help people would so willingly and deliberately do the opposite for so long (even though this happened many times before). Reality did not matter for years so the community has had to adapt, to refrain from telling the plain truth and speak in a way that takes into account that we have opponents, with more influence than all of us combined on whole medical system, who act in bad faith and will twist anything and everything we do. I think we can finally move past this. They are ideologues, they will speak in bad faith regardless because the truth falsifies their belief system and their entire body of fake research. We can't keep adapting our language for fear it will be twisted and misrepresented. Things have changed enough, especially with the Internet everything is on official record, preserved by law and public. When the CFS sabotage happened, it mostly happened in secret, unrecorded and filed away in cabinets. Advocates had no voice then because there was no medium to speak through. Today our complaints and objections accumulate and speaking the truth has a more important long-term impact. But it will take a while for many to adapt and there is still a lot of self-censure to overcome. It's a genuine case of mass medical PTSD.