Trish explained how she was supporting Simon to come off his Aropax. Every time they shaved a bit off the dose he would get a number of withdrawal effects including becoming "very grumpy, snappy, cross with things, irritable".
Daisy, for example, described how, after her psychiatrist "increased the dose of Aropax that I was on", she then had the "lowest point of my illness, and my life really, and at that stage I guess you would say it was a suicide attempt I made".
Trish spoke of how before starting Aropax, Simon was taking another SSRI, Cipramil.
Another informant, Gail, described how after being prescribed Aropax "sometime over the next four weeks", she "got suicidal ...
She became suicidal on Aropax but "I didn't know that, which is kind of the place where it's a bit mad, but you can be in one half of your brain making plans, [and] in another part of your brain not recognise it.
"Irish said of Simon when on Aropax, "I wouldn't say that [he's] an empathetic person at all at the moment, and hasn't been since he's been on the pills":
The interview with Trish and Simon also illustrated how the changes in Simon while on Aropax had influenced their relationship.
because I suppose I'm too, confrontational I don't know." Gail too described how when she was on Aropax her "bad behaviour" impacted on her relationships and thus her living situation:
Gail remembered her psychiatrist deciding she was on "way too much" Aropax. However, this was the closest thing to a "clue" that the drugs may have been implicated in her suicidality, "nobody ever said it was the meds.