I have been going through my old books from the loft and came across one on Psychiatry (bought at the time I was deciding on whether to go for an autism diagnostic assessment, rather than to look up what it contained on M.E.). So for the first time, before putting it aside on my 'to sell' pile, I made the mistake of seeing if it says anything on M.E. Well, it does - under the chapter 'Medically Unexplained Symptoms'. The chapter is 8 pages in total, and the content on 'CFS/ME' is half a page. Since the text book is nearly 500 pages in total, I am assuming it is fine to reproduce the 3 paragraphs on M.E. on the forum for discussion. The textbook is the fourth edition of 'Psychiatry' by John Geddes, Jonathan Price and Rebecca McKnight with Michael Gelder and Richard Mayou, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.