ME affects at least one percent of secondary school children in the UK. Photograph:( Others )
A new study from the University of Bristol has come out with a controversial therapy for ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The therapy involves intensively training the mind to ward off negative thoughts that can help increase attendance in school.
The therapy is called "Lightning Process" which improves anxiety and physical function in teenagers. It is a type of brain therapy which is used alongside specialist medical care.
But ME charities are not recommending or endorsing the process. They are suggesting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that can take weeks to have an impact.
Currently, ME affects at least one percent of secondary school children in the UK. It is a disabling illness that causes school kids to miss a day or more of school per week. In total, it is thought to affect 250,000 people in Britain.
Esther Crawley, lead study author and professor of child health at the University of Bristol, researched the Lightning Process after the parents of her patients asked her about it in her clinic. She said, "I have to say that I never expected it would work."