A review of the literature shows the discussion moving forward from replicated findings to the meanings of the findings themselves. There is the question of whether the findings are measurement artifacts, treatment responses secondary to the treatment of an axis I disorder, or responses secondary to direct treatment of personality symptoms themselves. These are the more interesting questions. There was an empirical report (7) containing the suggestion that there may be an entity called a "stress-induced personality disorder," which, under the stress of an axis I illness, appears similar to a personality disorder but remits with the treatment of the axis I disorder. I applaud Dr. Hellerstein et al. for moving this topic into a useful area of research. I hope they find the previous literature helpful in their future endeavors.