FLIGHT INTO ILLNESS

1. The tendency a person has to exaggerate minor complaints in order to avoid stressful situations. 2. Psychotherapy. Sudden development of a neurotic or a physical symptom by a client.

FLIGHT INTO ILLNESS: "Flight into illness is also called an escape into illness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FLIGHT INTO ILLNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flight-into-illness/ (accessed July 8, 2020).
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