mental stress

mental stress

A general term encompassing mental arousal and/or emotional stress. Mental stress can be evoked by a number of mental tasks—e.g., mental arithmetic, public speaking, mirror trace (i.e., trace as quickly as possible an object from its reflection in a mirror) or type A structured interviews (videotaped interviews for evaluating type A behaviour). Mental stress evokes pathophysiologic responses (e.g., myocardial ischaemia) measurable by radionuclide ventriculography—in one study, 22% of a cohort with known coronary heart disease had a cardiac event during mental stress testing.

mental stress

Psychology A general term encompassing mental arousal and/or emotional stress; MS can be evoked by a number of mental tasks–eg, mental arithmetic, public speaking, mirror trace, type A structured interviews; MS evokes pathophysiologic responses–eg, myocardial ischemia measurable by radionuclide ventriculography. Cf Physiological stress.
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He drew the back of his forefinger nervously across his brow in a gesture that was habitual with him in moments of mental stress.
It is not everybody who, in times of mental stress, can find ready to hand among his or her personal acquaintances an expert counsellor, prepared at a moment's notice to listen with sympathy and advise with tact and skill.
Tailgating places immense physical and mental stress on a motorist.
A student residing in I10 hostel told that, people of the area have been facing mental stress and allergies owing to continues noise and air pollution of marble factories.
Discipline of life requires proper sleep, work, pray, exercise, diet, good social relationship, expression of your feelings, spirit to fight against mental stress, and consultation with a doctor in case of any health complain.
The rapper also declared that she is working on her second album, and shared her belief that mental stress takes a huge toll on our bodies.
The meeting was also attended by the representative of federal government Marvi Memon, In the meeting it was decided that a committee constituted of doctors which will provide treatment to the patients and parent of APS incident who were facing mental stress and traumatize after the incident.
Mental stress triggered significantly more myocardial ischemia in younger women with stable coronary heart disease than in younger men with CHD, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.
To blame lack of play centres for mental stress seems to me a poor excuse.
Chronic mental stress can lead to adverse physiological and psychological outcomes.
A LOCAL arts group is celebrating receiving a PS1,400 small arts grant from Coventry City Council to run a stage design project for adults suering with mental stress.
This brave young man not only endured the physical side of his cancer but also the mental stress of it.