Article in the Wireless 'The Children Left Bedbound by Fatigue' by Felicity Monk http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-children-left-bed-bound-by-fatigue A sympathetic and generally accurate article, a good job done by the author who, by the sounds of it, has only fairly recently come to know about the illness, with friends being diagnosed with it. No suggestion of faulty psychology as a cause. It does promote what I assume is the Tauranga course we discussed above. The article was discussed on Radio New Zealand today, covering the same ground. The host was also sympathetic, commenting along the lines of 'anyone who has had glandular fever will know how hard it is to get up, imagine having that feeling all the time'. The programme isn't loaded yet, but it will be accessible from this page. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons Edit: The host later said that there was lots of feedback on the item. He said lots of people were recommending natural approaches (cutting out sugar, avoiding gluten etc) although others were saying that nothing works. He said 'well you would try anything, wouldn't you, if you were stuck in bed and you'd been to the doctors and they were no help'. Another edit: The host later said again that there had been lots of feedback (he said approximately 'lots of feedback as you would expect for something so dreadful and it is so rarely discussed'). He quoted someone promoting the ME carers Facebook page which we have mentioned earlier in the thread. It was going so well... Then he read out a message from someone recommending the Lightning Process and Mel of Empowerment Therapies - this person was immediately cured by the Lightning Process and they had tried everything before it with no success. Groan. The host noted that he was not endorsing the Lightning Process, and then mentioned it again.