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.
He suffered from mental stress. He was horribly afraid, also, of the wheelhouse going.
Mental stress testing is easier to administer and can be precisely regulated by the investigator.
Workers off sick with a job-related mental disorder take an average of 10.8 weeks off, and experts say workplace bullying and harassment, as well as heavy workloads, are leading to the rise in mental stress claims.
Otherwise, they may mistakenly urge dancers to focus on problems that are out of their control, setting them up for injuries and mental stress down the road.
Mental stress may enter the blood-stream almost as though injected intravenously, rapidly agitating cells responsible for blood-vessel repair and possibly promoting heart disease, according to a new study.
BAHAWALPUR -- The Neurosurgeons and senior physicians have said that due to mental stress and depression, number of patients was increasing in the society.
Naseeb Jan said if people gave respect to jirga members and accepted their decisions then dispute resolution would be effective, both saving their time and money and, more importantly, avoiding mental stress. The area people informed the police that sale and use of drugs was increasing among the youngsters.
the number of inability to work due to mental stress is steadily increasing.
In the study, women under mental stress expressed a greater increase in negative emotions and a greater decrease in positive feelings.
Claims involving either mental stress or mental disability are often divided into three categories: