primary gain

(redirected from Paranosic gain)

pri·mar·y gain

interpersonal, social, or financial advantages from the conversion of emotional stress directly into demonstrably organic illnesses (for example, hysterical blindness or paralysis). Compare: secondary gain.
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primary gain

Psychiatry An emotional gain directly from illness–eg, alleviation of anxiety in neurosis by 'converting' emotions into an organic disease, a defense mechanism–eg, hysterical dysphonia. Cf Secondary gain.
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pri·mar·y gain

(prī'mar-ē gān)
Interpersonal, social, or financial advantages from the conversion of emotional stress directly into illness (e.g., hysterical blindness or paralysis).
Compare: secondary gain
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Primary gain

The immediate relief from guilt, anxiety, or other unpleasant feelings that a patient derives from a symptom.
Mentioned in: Somatoform Disorders
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