An anxiety disorder can have a huge impact on your life. As someone who suffered from such a severe anxiety disorder for almost a decade, I can contest to that statement. It can affect your health, your social life and definitely your relationships.
As someone who's suffered with anxiety for almost a decade, I can remember the sheer terror of my first smear test like it was yesterday. I used to be terrified of anything medical – even going to the doctors to get some hay fever tablets sent my anxiety through the roof. And the prospect of having a smear test was…