When my adult daughter was delusional and not on meds she got a police investigation going against my husband, her step-father, for abuse. She could seem very convincing to the police, but there were times when she made little sense. She is very intelligent and went from “normal” sounding conversations about narcissism to talking of things not possible in the “real” world (like special beings who spoke to her only while they watched over our city). Police came to our home over 40 times in 2.5 years, often because she called them, thinking someone was abusing her. Yes, it is difficult for a man to have a delusional woman around accusing him of abuse. Eventually the detective told me the investigation was dropped because finally they saw her in her “bad” delusional state enough. In her good delusional state, it was hard for any stranger to tell she was MI.
She has been on a 30 day Haldol shot now for 8 months and the difference is amazing, compared to the prior un-medicated years.
In December last year, during a bad delusional event downtown, she was arrested, and the chain of resulting events led to a court order for meds, and then to her becoming med-compliant. If not for the police and the court system, she would probably still be delusional and med/doctor non-compliant as she STILL doesn’t know she is ill.