I experience(d) DP/DR because of my narcissistic personality disorder. There are a lot of articles (I like Sam Vaknin's articles the most) about whether a Narcissist is insane or not, and I think that pretty much applies to DP/DR too.
Sam Vaknin says that some psychiatrists call narcsissists "borderline psychotic". And I think it describes the situation perfectly.
What does "borderline psychotic" mean?
I'd describe it as a SANE, even INTELLIGENT person having an EXTREME version of reality. You know about the classic psychotic example when someone believes that the FBI is after him, when in reality he committed NO crimes, been never in organizations that could have anything to do with FBI or authorities like that, is a totally average person with a normal job. But the person FIRMLY believes it is true. Now that