mental strain


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Noun1.mental strain - (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stressmental strain - (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; "his responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
nerves, nervousness - an uneasy psychological state; "he suffered an attack of nerves"
tension, stress, tenseness - (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
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For hard it was on Michael, a nerve and mental strain of the severest for him so to control himself as to play-act anger and threat of hurt to his beloved Steward.
Bar said, there was a certain point of mental strain beyond which no man could go; that the point varied with various textures of brain and peculiarities of constitution, as he had had occasion to notice in several of his learned brothers; but the point of endurance passed by a line's breadth, depression and dyspepsia ensued.
My dear boy, they have only been talking about it for six weeks, and the British public are really not equal to the mental strain of having more than one topic every three months.
John pored long and earnestly over the inscription upon the back, with his brows bent as one who bears up against great mental strain.
And the Parkhead boss also insisted his team don't get enough credit for their ability to cope with the demands placed upon them week-on-week - as they attempt to juggle the physical and mental strain of big European matches with their chores at domestic level.
And the Parkhead boss also insisted his team don't get enough credit for coping with the demands placed upon them as they juggle the physical and mental strain of big European matches with their chores at domestic level.
The shortage of donors places massive mental strain on the families desperate to start a family.
I've lived next to some horrendous, noisy people and they caused my family mental strain, exhaustion from lack of sleep and raised blood pressure.
Mental strain But Zimbabwe have not arrived yet -- their security team is due to visit soon to assess the situation -- and even small steps to revive home matches have been stymied at the last minute in recent years.
Boss Amanda Batten said: "These money worries are putting huge emotional and mental strain on families.
It was found that with higher strain in midlife, days in the hospital for both men and women tended to increase, especially for physical strain, but for mental strain, the link was only clear among men.
I do feel that referees should get more help to cope with the increasing level of mental strain.