Miriam E. Tucker: CFS takes down doctors, too Registration is required to access the article. Tells story of Gary Solomon, Mark Vink and anonymous Dr. X and Dr. Y - all MDs who developed ME. Asked what he would like other physicians to know about ME/CFS, Vink responded "...that this is a debilitating neuroimmune disease, which has got nothing to do with being tired." Dr X says that in contrast to widespread misconception, "This is not a psychiatric or psychological illness that can be cured by positive thinking or mere deconditioning that can be cured by aerobic exercise." In fact, "incautious exercise or activity can harm patients."