Is there any data on what proportion of ME sufferers believe their illness is primarily mental? As far as I know, there's no scientific consensus.
Have any other illnesses, historically or otherwise, showed a similar pattern of claims about its etiology etc. by its sufferers? If there is a mismatch between scientific or medical belief and its sufferers, how might that be explained, is it just social wide negative stereotypes about 'mental illness' (these are always under control, etc.)?