Pat's Answer

To Pat / 26 March 2020

Topic: How do I know if I have Panic Attacks or Depression?

Your Question

How do u know if ur having a panic or anxiety attack and how do u know if u r depresse

From Pat / 02 April 2020


Welcome to Ask Pat,

It sounds like you are wondering how you would know if you are having panic attacks or if you have depression.

You have a right to be safe and a right to get help and support around how you are feeling. We understand that panic attacks and depression and the experiences of these are not easy for a young person to go through. Young people experiences of these can be felt in lots of different ways and can impact on a person’s daily life. Sometimes it helps to talk to a trusted adult, for example a teacher, your doctor, a parent or another family member. You can also find information about your mental health on or

Childline is here to listen, support and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life, to help you in a way that suits you best. You can talk to Childline on 1800 66 66 66, or our text service at 50101 or our webchat service, through this website, which are available every day and all for free.

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