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The trouble with ME

(the Guardian)







The trouble with ME



We mark ME awareness week with a report on the latest research into chronic fatigue syndrome and the controversy that surrounds the subject.



Sarah Boseley

Thursday 13 May 2010 21.00 BST



Kay Gilderdale helped her 31-year-old daughter to kill herself over the course of one long December night, crushing up sleeping pills and antidepressants when the morphine over-dose she gave her to inject did not immediately work. It's almost incredible to think that a mother and daughter could be driven to such hellish extremes by a disease that is not fatal. Lynn Gilderdale had ME.