compensation neurosis


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com·pen·sa·tion neu·ro·sis

the development of symptoms of neurosis believed to be motivated by the desire for, and hope of, monetary or interpersonal gain.

com·pen·sa·tion neu·ro·sis

(kom'pĕn-sā'shŭn nūr-ō'sis)
The development of symptoms of neurosis believed to be motivated by the desire for, and hope of, monetary or other personal gain.

compensation neurosis

A form of malingering that develops subsequent to an injury in the belief that financial or other forms of compensation can be obtained or will be continued by being ill. See: factitious disorder
See also: neurosis

compensation neurosis

An inappropriate concern with real or imaginary disability following an industrial accident or civil injury, and with the assumed right to financial compensation. The condition often clears up after a satisfactory settlement.
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