To the Editor: It was with some trepidation that I ventured into the troubled waters of the mind-body problem. Given my lack of formal philosophical education, I anticipated receiving numerous letters from professional philosophers pointing out my egregious misunderstandings of key concepts in this sometimes obscure field. I was, therefore, relieved to review the letters printed here. Comments that the article was "useful," "illuminating," and "entertaining," are particularly gratifying in that that was precisely my goal. These individuals share my conviction that the profound issues surrounding the mind-body problem are given short shrift in psychiatric education and discourse.