"We think your son might be having a reaction to the pain medication. He's having paranoid delusions, has been very irrational and disturbed. We're hoping it wears off over the next few hours, otherwise we'll have to think about medication options."
"Oh, no, that's just how he is."
"He normally has paranoid delusions?"
"Oh, yes, all the time."
"And is he on any medication? Does he see a psychiatrist?"
"Oh, no, we don't believe in any of that."
"So he just walks around at baseline completely out of touch with reality, and you've never sought treatment?"
"Both of my sons are like that. It's just how they are."
"You realize there is likely help that doctors could provide, and their delusions could be controlled, and they could live more normal lives without the anxiety that their mental illnesses are likely causing?"
"I don't want to start playing around."
"No, we can really help them. It's not playing around. Is your son even able to function normally?"
"He lives with me. We get along just fine."
"Does he have a job?"
"No, he could never have a job with the way he thinks."
"We could help with that."
"I'm not going to start experimenting on my children."
"It's not experimentation. They likely have diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorders."
"I don't like to talk about that."
"Their lives don't have to be this way."
"I want to get a psych consult and have someone talk to you about possible options."
"We'll just take more pain medication. But thank you for the concern."