I also think the term 'designer illness' is misleading. I understand what you are meaning but it does risk giving the impression that M.E is the current 'trendy' illness bandwagon to jump on. Sadly, that is a view still held by uninformed doctors and others and such a description could perpetuate that view. I also think the use of the word 'breakdown' in this piece risks being understood as a nervous breakdown, which M.E certainly is not.
Very good article but for these terms. Thank you