secondary gain

noun

Medical Definition of secondary gain

: a benefit (as sympathetic attention or time off from work) associated with a physical or psychological disorder

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“Secondary gain.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/secondary%20gain. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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