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Panic Disorder

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My psychologist had diagnosed me with panic disorder and my main symptom being derealization. What I don't understand is that how can it be a panic disorder if I have derealization without panic?
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My feeling on your question:

It's all one thing. DP/DR is a subset of panic disorder. It's a real physiological response of our bodies to signals. We are misinterpreting those signals; that is, our bodies are misinterpreting those signals, whatever the initial cause. DP/DR is our protection against feeling the fear.

It's our bodies' "early-warning systems" that are out of whack. Determining whether it's biological or psychological or both for us individually seems to be the task at hand.
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