This post and the following ones have been moved from this thread. I was just looking at this new paper from the author: Measurements of Recovery and Predictors of Outcome in an Untreated Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sample http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/121864/1/ed8b62_949404b2a6cf4c39a0ee45e7caf270fd.pdf It looks like all the analyses are post-hoc: These sorts of studies don't really interest me, but it could be presented as challenging findings from earlier weak studies: WTF? How on Earth do they think that they have confirmed this?! What embarrassing quackery. Why do funds connected to Sainsbury seems to be funding so many crappy CFS researchers?