1. Isolate the victim
2. Tell the victim nobody will believe his/her story.
3. Threaten the victim with harm if he/she tries to tell the story anyway.
Read more how institutions in the U.S. and G.B. follow the classic behavior of abusers in their treatment of patients with M.E. or a diagnosis of CFS at my latest blog post:
Mary M. Schweitzer, Ph.D.
I've had patients who met post-traumatic stress disorder criteria... where their trauma was their interaction with their physician around this illness. They came to a doctor with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; they left the doctor with PTSD.
– Nancy Klimas, M.D.
Miami Herald, March 24, 2009