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compensation neurosis

noun, Psychiatry.
an unconscious attempt to retain physical or psychological symptoms of illness when some advantage may be obtained (distinguished from malingering).
Origin of compensation neurosis
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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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