| The Letters column is a corner of the Journal that encourages opinion, controversy, and preliminary ideas. We especially invite reader comments on the articles we publish as well as issues or interests of concern to child and adolescent psychiatry. The Editor reserves the right to solicit responses and publish replies. All statements expressed in this column are those of the authors and do not reflect opinions of the Journal. Letters should not exceed 750 words, including a maximum of 5 references. They must be signed, typed double-spaced, and submitted in duplicate. All letters are subject to editing and shortening. They will be considered for publication but may not necessarily be published nor will their receipt be acknowledged. Please direct your letters to Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., Editor, Journal of the AACAP Editorial Office, Children’s Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children’s Plaza #156, Chicago, IL 60614-3394.