compensation neurosis

noun Psychiatry.
an unconscious attempt to retain physical or psychological symptoms of illness when some advantage may be obtained (distinguished from malingering ).

1920–25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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