Looking at figures such as those from the NIH, ME/CFS is receiving far less funding than it should, based on disease burden. I would like to start a discussion on why ME/CFS is receiving so little research funding. Finding what the obstacles are, might help to improve the situation. Evelien and I co-wrote a blog post about this: Why is ME/CFS getting so little research funding? – ME/CFS skeptic (wordpress.com) Our main conclusion is that a lot of common explanations for the underfunding of ME/CFS research do not have strong support in the little data we have available. There aren’t any obvious explanations that stand out. We write that "The most likely explanation is that there are multiple factors at play and that for each one of these, the odds are stacked against us." But it would be interesting to hear other's opinion on this. To give one example: it is often said that ME/CFS gets so little funding because it has been mischaracterized as a psychiatric condition. But if we look at NIH data and disease burden, it seems that depression, anxiety, anorexia, schizophrenia etc. all receive more funding per disease burden than ME/CFS.