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Why does the author include information from the DSM-5 despite being wary of putting too much faith in official medical resources? What does the DSM-5 mean to her personally?

The reader should note that the DSM-5 lists the symptoms of schizophrenia, which Wang enumerates in detail, and having an official record of these symptoms, along with her diagnosis, is very reassuring to Wang. The symptoms she has personally contended with include dramatic hallucinations and feelings of disassociation that feel utterly real in the moment, therefore to have this reassurance that what she is experiencing is simply part of a distinct medical pathology, that other people contend with the same issues, makes her feel both valid and less alone.

In "Toward a Pathology of the Possessed," how does Malcoum Tate's murder relate to California's AB 1421? What is the author's intention when discussing these two subjects in tandem?

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