WAVERLY, Iowa -- Plaintiff Theresa Farmer suffers depression and high levels of anxiety even years after working for Jesse Marzen in the Floyd County Attorney's Office, according to a clinical psychologist hired by her attorneys.
Art Konar offered his diagnosis this morning in Bremer County District Court.
Konar also described Farmer as "stoic" and "a strong woman."
"She is not one to go out and blather to the world about her hurt, even though she is really dying inside," Konar testified.
Farmer's depression shows up to varying degrees in cognitive, motivational, emotional and physiological ways, according to Konar. As examples, he cited "intrusive" thoughts and disturbing dreams, headaches and "blue" feelings.
Farmer worked as a paralegal for Marzen, the former Floyd County Attorney, for about three years but claims she endured crude sexual remarks and profanity. She is suing Floyd County for sexual harassmant, discrimination and retaliation.