secondary gain


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sec·on·dar·y gain

interpersonal or social advantages (for example, assistance, attention, sympathy) gained indirectly from organic illness. Compare: primary gain.

secondary gain

an indirect benefit, usually obtained through an illness or debility. Such gains may include monetary and disability benefits, personal attention, or escape from unpleasant situations and responsibilities. Compare primary gain.
The external gain derived from having an illness or symptoms thereof—e.g., increased attention and service, sympathy, social interaction, money, disability benefits, release from unpleasant responsibility

secondary gain

Psychiatry The external gain derived from an illness or Sx thereof–eg, ↑ attention and service, sympathy, social interaction, money, disability benefits, release from unpleasant responsibility. Cf Primary gain.

sec·on·dar·y gain

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē gān)
Interpersonal or social advantages (e.g., assistance, attention, sympathy) gained indirectly from illness.
Compare: primary gain

Secondary gain

The social, occupational, or interpersonal advantages that a patient derives from symptoms. A patient's being relieved of his or her share of household chores by other family members would be an example of secondary gain.
Mentioned in: Somatoform Disorders
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