All five of the preceding letters came from authors who have a particular interest in dissociative phenomenology and who have made important contributions in this area of research. Most emphasize the role of dissociative symptoms as a predictor of clinical severity and longitudinal course. Since these findings are well established and were cited in our article, we find no point of disagreement. Unfortunately, none addresses our primary argument, which was that predictor status is not sufficient to identify a core feature of a syndrome. Once examined empirically, our review showed that dissociative symptoms have high specificity but unacceptably low sensitivity to function as a core feature. In addition, most of the letters’ authors confound the study of acute predictors of chronicity with the necessity of having two separate diagnoses.