In their report, Dr. Pope et al. revealed bias and unfamiliarity regarding the dissociative disorders. They implied a newly attained status of the disorders as of DSM-IV. However, the dissociative disorders have been nosological entities since DSM-II, with published reports extending back to 1791 (1). As DSM-IV work group advisors who considered these disorders, we can assure the authors that these disorders were thoroughly reviewed and discussed with four fellow members who are also on the scientific advisory board of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation.