secondary gain

secondary gain2016-11-16T14:59:30+00:00

secondary gain

PSYCHOLOGY

Definition The constellation of external motivators linked to an illness or symptoms thereof.

Examples Increased personal attention and services, sympathy, social interaction, money, disability benefits, release from unpleasant responsibilities. 

Synonyms Advantage by illness, epinosic gain 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_and_secondary_gain

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