We thank Dr. Cole for his comments. Our article was published as a Brief Report, so space limitations prevented us from including many of the details that Dr. Cole wants to know. Demographic and clinical characteristics of the 21 patients in the study group were as follows: 13 (61.9%) were women; 21 (100%) were white; seven (33.3%) were married, seven (33.3%) were widowed, five (23.8%) were single, and two (9.5%) were divorced; 17 (81.0%) were living at home and four (19.0%) were living in a retirement facility; and 16 (76.2%) were referred by a family physician, two (9.5%) were referred by a specialist, and three (14.3%) were self-referred. At index assessment, all patients were 60 years or older, and 11 (52.4%) were 75 years or older. Their mean Hamilton Depression Rating Scale score at index assessment was 23.7 (SD=5.1). At the follow-up described in our article (that is, after completion of 2 years of continuation or maintenance antidepressant treatment), the patients had a mean Hamilton depression score of 2.2 (SD=3.1), a mean Mini-Mental State (1) score of 27.9 (SD=2.7), and a low level of medical burden.