Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the letters regarding our recent article. As is frequently the case, our findings have raised issues and questions that are best answered by further studies. The main aim of our study was to examine hippocampal and amygdala volumes across 3 different stages of psychosis. The strength of our study lies in the numbers of subjects examined, whereas the major limitation is related to its cross-sectional nature.
Velakoulis D, Wood S, Wong M, McGorry P, Yung A, Phillips L, Smith D, Brewer W, Proffitt T, Desmond P, Pantelis C. Amygdala Volume Status Might Reflect Dominant Mode of Emotional Information Processing—Reply. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64(2):252-253. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.64.2.252