Hello all. Today was my first day of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I drove 2 hours to get there but I had been looking forward to it for some time. It was a relatively short meeting and I kind of felt a bit empty when I left. She told me to order a workbook from amazon.com and to fill out an irregular thought log for the next week. I can fill that sucker up no problem. She should have given me three or four! I didn't feel like I got a chance to tell her all the crazy, disturbing, mind-raping, agonizing thoughts that have run through my head in the past three years. My guess is she is focused more on the present. What is the secret from moving on from your past and past thoughts? Because I have regressed so much lately, I feel like this is my only shot at living a healthy, straight lifestyle and because it was only a preliminary meeting, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. Also, near the end she noted that I am anxious and depressed (obviously) but I presented signs of Cyclothymic Disorder(Bipolar-esque disorder) and typical SSRI medications (antidepressants like zoloft, lexapro, cymbalta etc..) could worsen my depression that results from my HOCD. Has anyone ever heard this before? I know this is a loaded question but feel free to go off on as many tangents as you like about CBT. What is your opinion of it? How many of us are in CBT and what is your opinion on it?