This is the kind of article I hate. Trying to be sympathetic but perpetuating the psychological myth. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...ring-break-from-desert-island-discs-2pkjdbfbn Includes: I worry, though, that Young’s affliction is a form of “overachievement syndrome” known to strike women with particular ferocity. Between 75% and 90% of sufferers of fibromyalgia are female. To suggest this illness or its cousins such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME) and lupus might in any way be psychosomatic is to invite a heap of condemnation from sufferers. “Fibro fog”, as it is often called, may well be genetic in origin and can be triggered by an infection, physical trauma or surgery, but psychological stress is also known to play a part. Whatever its causes, the symptoms are all too real: terrifying musculoskeletal aches and pains, migraines, lack of sleep, anxiety and depression, as if your whole body is rebelling on you.