To the Editor: We thank Drs. Liberman and Kopelowicz for their interest in our article and for their comments. We wish to clarify several issues raised. We employed the following specific criteria for sustained remission. The patient 1) had previously met DSM-III-R or DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia but not at present, 2) had received a clinical course specifier of "in full remission," 3) had been living independently of supervision by caretakers for the past 2 years, 4) had not had a psychiatric hospitalization for the last 5 years, 5) had presently reported psychosocial functioning within the "normal range," confirmed by a caregiver, and 6) was presently either not taking antipsychotic medications or taking no more than one-half of their highest daily dose since enrollment in our center. Although we did not specifically assess the financial and medication management abilities of our patients, the remitted patients seemed to manage their medications and finances by themselves. We used scores on psychopathology scales as dependent variables rather than as inclusion criteria. There was no difference in scores on positive, negative, and depressive symptoms between the remitted patients and the normal comparison subjects. In response to the suggestion by Drs. Liberman and Kopelowicz, we examined the BPRS scores of our patients. Ten of 12 of remitted patients did not score greater than 4 on any of the BPRS items.