I think my difficult child has delusions for real. I am beginning to wonder if she has Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder. Her biological father has schizophrenia. At one time in her teen years a psychiatrist thought maybe she looked like she could be schizophrenic and diagnosed her with "thought disorder". In my opinion, she doesn't seem to fit in any one diagnosis, but I am pretty certain that delusions fit her. My mother is very ill, in ICU right now. My difficult child came up to the hospital, I was not there at the time and started telling about how she is a girl scout leader and a dance teacher of younger girls. Now, I am not that close or involved in her life to know what she does minute to minute, but I would almost bet money that this is not fact. Why would someone feel the need to say that in an ICU room? She believes in the paranormal and says she has a paranormal investigation business. She says things that are way out of line. She wanted to talk to me about her son coming to live with me. I said no! My mother is very sick, I don't want to deal with or talk about that now. She kept pushing and telling me how SHE had a choice where he went and how she needed to get legal documentation to give to the case worker. This is not accurate. She has a sense of self importance. She asked for them to get the doctor so that she could talk to him, as if! She even asked the nurse that was actually caring for my mother AT THAT TIME to move so that she could say goodbye to her grandmother. Now who does that??? That I know of, I seem to be her biggest enemy. At times that is. Yesterday in the hospital, she was nice and hugged me. In that CPS meeting, she shot daggers at me and spoke harshly. She reminded me that I was not going to do to her son what I did to her! When I asked what that was she said pills and psychiatrists! If you remember a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I went to speak with her and talked to her about my feelings about how she has conducted her life. She was so very angry at me. Disagreed vehemently that what I was saying was not true. It was different than what a normal denial sounds like. CPS is confused and aware that she is not accepting responsibility for her actions. Other people see that something is not right. I've always believed and known she had mental health problems, I've just not been able to put my finger on it exactly. I still can't, but I think it's becoming clearer to me. It's definitely something with delusions for sure. Can anyone make sense of this and how in the world can I get her help? She won't hear it from me at all. She is supposed to have a psychological evaluation for CPS. I know that she will not share the results with me and I wonder if they will even give HER the results. My difficult child doesn't see a problem with herself, so is not motivated to change or get help for herself. Any clues from the things I have told you all?