19 Feb 2024

M.E.: Lives devastated – and sufferers are told it’s made up

For years many doctors believed M.E. – the long term neurological condition which causes debilitating pain and fatigue – was “all in the mind” of those who were suffering.

That means many of the 250,000 people in the UK estimated to have the disease have struggled to find appropriate medical care.

There’s no known cure, and a new government plan to deliver improved treatment and research which was promised by the end of last year, has yet to materialise.