When I first got DP I didn't have anxiety. I got anxiety after about a year of having DP.dakotajo said:I agree with the article 100%. Dp/dr is a bi-product of anxiety/panic. If you eliminate the anxiety the dp/dr goes away instantly. At least this defintely happens in my case. My dp/dr is chronic due to my constant state of general anxiety. I believe its a primitive brain mechanism which becomes engaged during periods of severe mental distress. Its just one of the components of the flight or fight mechanism.