I have come across a small number of medical professionals, pretty much across the full range, who either have ME or a close member of their family does. In almost all cases, they have preferred to keep that fact secret, because of the potential reaction of their colleagues. The same seems to be true about psychologists, health researchers, and others working in the field. It seems to be particularly true if it is a child with ME. If this is so, then it is a terrible condemnation of the medical system, and perhaps we should make more of it. So what can we try? I don't want to make claims that are untrue. I've been around for long enough, I hope, for people to trust me, so if anyone wants to contact me directly in confidence, I'd be happy to hear from them.