When you're stressed and depressed, will your chances of getting panic attacks increased? The answer is yes. Most people who experience stress are more prone to getting anxiety disorders. Though these terms are often confused with each other, let me give you a much more simple explanation of both so you won't have a hard time distinguishing one from the other. When a person is overwhelmed with his daily activities, reacts to saddening events in his life, then he normally feels depression. However, a person who experience panic attack or anxiety disorder fears in situations that others may not normally feel excessive fear.
With that information, you should be able to distinguish whether the feeling that you have now is merely a normal depression or a series of anxiety disorder. Once you're done identifying what you really feel, don't take it for granted as it may worsen. Consult a doctor as to what steps to take in order to prevent yourself from suffering additional panic attacks.