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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He prescribed more physical exercise as far as possible, and as far as possible less mental strain, and above all no worry--in other words, just what was as much out of Alexey Alexandrovitch's power as abstaining from breathing.
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.
Respondents reported tiredness, weakness, and mental strain as challenges as well as concerns about the perception of colleagues and feelings of inferiority.
Churchill ordered to rest in battle against mental strain Sir Winston Churchill's life was plagued by ill-health and The Sunday Post reported on one such bout of illness on the front page of June 28, 1953.
Working a nine-to-five job is indeed difficult, and men do confront and overcome numerous challenges and mental strain on a daily basis; however, they are completely absolved of their domestic responsibilities, and can relax the minute they get home.
The recruits are pushed to breaking point, and the mental strain of the interrogation phase results in a flurry of withdrawals.
Speaking before his latest injury, De Bruyne -- City's Player of the Year last season as they blew their rivals away with a record-breaking 100-point campaign -- revealed the mental strain that comes with being injured almost constantly since helping Belgium finish third at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The mental strain of previous episode's interrogation test leads to a series of drop-outs, but for those who remain, a far more daunting task has been prepared.
The pop star has reportedly been suffering mental strain and emotional distress amid her father Jamie's failing health.