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time pressure

The psychological stress that results from having to get things done in less time than is needed or desired.
Synonym: time crunch; time squeeze
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MINDKILLER presents a future where 'wireheads' addicted to electric brain currents are the new junkies, with one Karen determined to bring down those who sell wireheading equipment; TIME PRESSURE tells of a lovely time traveler who presents Sam with a dilemma and possible romance, and LIFEHOUSE tells of a woman who has lost key memories of possible aliens or superhumans.
Lady Jessica in Frank Herbert's novel Dune said, "Fear is the mindkiller.