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DP and panic attacks

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I just freaked out and threw my book across the room. I guess I thought that would snap me out of my panic. It didn't. And now my boyfriend must really think I'm strange. At least I didn't scream like I have in the past.

This sucks. How can I prevent this? I mean I was reading and then the unreality just enveloped me. My therapist says my thoughts create the DP. Well that just doesn't seem to be the case. It just comes out of nowhere and there's no stopping it.

Does anyone else's DP peak into panic attacks? How do you deal with it?

I hope I don't sound too crazy.
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Honestly, the best way for me to get out of a panic attack is to do something else with myself. I know, easier said than done. But if you can really focus on something else (it helps a lot to have someone else to talk to, but NOT about how you're feeling), sometimes the anxiety lessens. Sometimes deep breathing helps, but not always. Just reminding myself that it's a chemical outburst that will subside in a while helps a lot. That's all I got. Hope that helps!
You know, one time I called my therapists office because I was wanting to cut myself (a rare sensation for me, and not one I give in to) and I told him I was dissociating. He said you're only dissociating when you are actually cutting. Which I think is a load of bs. How does he know when I'm dissociating, and why do I have to be cutting myself to do it? I don't believe you can't be dp'd when you're having a feeling. Either that, or fear is more than a feeling, which I've also thought....
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