Dr. Peter Breggin, acting as an expert witness for the defense in former police officer Anthony Orban’s California trial for kidnapping and rape, testified that Orban’s resumption of Zoloft at full dosage five days before the attach had sent him into a manic psychosis. Orban’s wife also testified, saying “Being married to him, I watched the effects of the Zoloft on him. How it stripped him. How it impaired him.” In final arguments before the case went to the jury yesterday, the prosecution derided Orban’s claim, saying that Breggin was “intentionally misleading” and that the scientific community rejects his theories. The defense asserted that Zoloft was the only possible explanation for Orban’s bizarre behavior.
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