Definition of Mental strain

1. Noun. (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress. "The mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"

Exact synonyms: Nervous Strain, Strain
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Generic synonyms: Nerves, Nervousness
Specialized synonyms: Stress, Tenseness, Tension



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Strain

mental process
mental processes
mental protuberance
mental quickness
mental region
mental rejection
mental representation
mental reservation
mental retardation
mental scotoma
mental soundness
mental spine
mental state
mental states
mental status schedule
mental strain (current term)
mental symphysis
mental synthesis
mental telepathist
mental test
mental testing
mental tubercle
mental unsoundness
mentalese
mentaleses
mentalis
mentalism
mentalisms
mentalist
mentalistic

Literary usage of Mental strain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1885)
"Health and life are sometimes lost through forgetfulness of the fact that mental strain and overwork are particularly dangerous to those in middle life or ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1885)
"Health and life are sometimes lost through forgetfulness of the fact that mental strain and overwork are particularly dangerous to those in middle life or ..."

3. Diseases of Modern Life by Benjamin Ward Richardson (1889)
"DISEASE FROM WORRY AND mental strain. IN this chapter we have to consider a series of diseased conditions orginating in excessive nervous activity ..."

4. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"PHYSICAL AND mental strain. At the beginning of this chapter I spoke of the etiology of insanity as being descri bable in two terms, heredity and ..."

5. The Doctor in War by Woods Hutchinson (1918)
"XX SHELL-SHOCK AND THE mental strain OF WAR THE first thing that was predicted of this war was that human nerves, especially civilized nerves, ..."

6. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Physical and mental strain. — Because of the tremendous rise in the incidence of bacterial endocarditis toward the end of, and following, the Great War I, ..."

7. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1871)
"mental strain as a Disease.—Dr. BW Richardson, of London, ha? recently referred to the importance of studying the influence of impressions made through the ..."

8. Finding Themselves, the Letters of an American Army Chief Nurse in a British by Julia Catherine Stimson (1918)
"How are we going to stand the mental strain? Yet others do, and go on being normal, cheerful human beings, teaching bayoneting one hour, and playing tennis ..."

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