Jury Rejects Zoloft Defense


Former CA policeman Anthony Orban now faces a possible life sentence following the jury’s rejection of his argument that a Zoloft-driven psychotic episode had triggered hallucinations and suicidal and homicidal fantasies that culminated in kidnap and rape. Orban’s attorney said “one of the major goals for the defense wass to expose to the public the dangers of psychotropic drugs and what could happen.”  Orban is scheduled to be sentenced August 9.

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].