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compensation neurosis

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an unconscious attempt to retain physical or psychological symptoms of illness when some advantage may be obtained (distinguished from malingering).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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compensation-neurosis in Medicine

compensation neurosis n.
A neurosis whose symptoms may be associated with a real or presumed disability that may bring financial compensation.

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