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.
Leicester captain Tom Youngs (above) added: "The mental strain on England players is getting bigger and bigger.
The researchers also found that caregivers of female patients reported much less mental strain than caregivers of male patients.
When mental strain led the operation's first commander to resign, Taylor (a military engineer with extensive prewar surveying experience) became the first and only Canadian to lead an Antarctic expedition.
When we're under pressure, the last thing we want is an office that adds to our mental strain.
It took its toll on my body and it was a mental strain.
Ferne is clearly struggling with the mental strain of it all too, but is determined not to seek sympathy or feel sorry for herself.
HOPE "She is clearly struggling with the mental strain, but the baby is giving her hope.