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On Secondary Gain

 If you battle mental illness, know the risk and push back. Don't allow secondary gain to prolong your pain. How do you stay centered and emotionally resilient when tough moments pull you down? Visit our Facebook page to share.

Advantage by Illness (aka Secondary Gain)

A benefit from mental illness. The APA lists 'extra attention, sympathy, avoidance of work, and domination of others,' all of which can prolong illness and create therapeutic resistance. (It's 'secondary' because it comes from others, not simply from relief of internal conflict.)

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