Extract from the above 2001 article: "Simon Wessely, of the Department of Psychological Medicine at Guy's, King's and St Thomas's School of Medicine in London, is a former key figure in the study of ME/CFS who has felt the heat and largely backed out of the kitchen. Last week he wrote a powerful commentary in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, pleading for the schism within the "ME community" to be healed in the interests of finding answers for patients. His piece accompanied a major review of all the treatments for ME/CFS that have been studied by scientists in clinical trials. It found that there was very little good quality evidence to support any of the drugs, alternative therapies or other treatments offered to sufferers, but tentatively suggested that two essentially psychological interventions - cognitive behavioural therapy, which is a form of counselling, and graded exercise therapy - were so far the most effective. Professor Wessely urged patients, campaigners and doctors to come together, welcome the review and coordinate further efforts to help people with the condition. If they didn't, he warned chillingly, increasing numbers of doctors were likely to disengage from a fraught field. "There are many who have found themselves increasingly vilified and, as a consequence, have joined the ranks of others who have been abused and intimidated for producing research unpopular to powerful special interests," he wrote..." 18 years later - yes, 18 years - it's like being stuck in Groundhog Day.