It's great to have a representative of Anzmes here @Marylib. @TiredSam has explained beautifully why unfounded optimism isn't a good way to support people with a long term problem. ANZMES' overly-optimistic approach not only sets people with ME/CFS up for raised expectations and dashed hopes and, ultimately, despair. It also makes people complacent- if ME/CFS is going to be solved soon, there's less need to campaign for research, or for a better understanding of the illness by doctors and government, or for better care. Professor Warren Tate recently shared the following: (words in square brackets are mine) @Marylib, I wrote to Anzmes about this issue, expressing concern about the overly optimistic letter template that you were circulating for people to sign and send to MPs. I didn't get a reply.