Dr. Koerner et al. regard the Penn State Worry Questionnaire as a more appropriate measure of generalized anxiety disorder, since it utilizes the DSM-IV criterion for worry. In addition to HAM-A as the primary outcome measure, we included the Penn State Worry Questionnaire as a secondary outcome measure, a procedure that is also consistent with previous research on generalized anxiety disorder (e.g., reference 1). In our article, we reported the results for the outcome measures used, including for the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. It is true that the latter results were in favor of CBT, which we noted as well. In addition, we did use a combination of self-rated and observer-rated outcome measures, as suggested by Dr. Koerner et al. The results of HAM-A were supported, for example, by that of the Beck Anxiety Inventory. Significant differences in efficacy between short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT were not found in either the Beck Anxiety Inventory or HAM-A. In addition, we used the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Trait Version as another measure of anxiety. Again, we found and reported an outcome in favor of CBT. Thus, we used several measures of anxiety that appear to draw on different aspects of anxiety. As reported in our article, the Penn State Worry Questionnaire did not show significant correlations to HAM-A (r=0.16, p=0.23) or to the Beck Anxiety Inventory (r=0.16, p=0.23) in the total sample of patients with generalized anxiety disorder (N=57). In contrast, the questionnaire correlated significantly with the trait anxiety inventory (r=0.66, p<0.0001). As we noted in the article, several items of the trait anxiety inventory were related to worry. These correlations suggest that the questionnaire and, in part, the trait anxiety inventory utilize other, more cognitive aspects of anxiety than HAM-A and the Beck Anxiety Inventory. The items of HAM-A and the Beck Anxiety Inventory appear to utilize more somatic aspects of anxiety. The correlation between these two measures was 0.58 (p<0.001). These somatic symptoms are another main criterion of generalized anxiety disorder according to DSM-IV.