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.
Mental stress is the most common cause for sleep deprivation.
The causes behind the fast spread of the high blood pressure are unbalanced diet, use of junk food, lack of physical activity, lack of insufficient sleep, different types of violence and excessive mental stress, tension in routine life.
They found that those who had reacted most powerfully to mental stress developed the most new deposits in their carotid arteries.
The 4 hours working increase has put the tube well operators into mental stress.
LAHORE -- Watching indecent movies, vulgar and obscene material on internet increases mental stress and depression among people specially the youth.
To a question he said that a cardiac surgeon should have dedication, hardworking, endurance, selflessness, honesty and capability to maintain physical and mental stress as heart surgeries normally performed from eight to twelve hours.
Now the biggest concern of people of the village is that in every monsoon we will face such mental stress and losses if flood hit the area.
LAHORE, April 06, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The strike of Young doctors continues for 36th day on Tuesday while several doctors have been terminated from the service, new appointments started, patients and their relatives are suffering from severe mental stress in Punjab.
He has written that in a bid to pressurise him and cause him mental stress the team management even started to have Umar Akmal keep wickets in the nets to send him a message he was not a certain selection in the team," the source said.
She said that the families of the missing persons were undergoing great mental stress and she was moved on their disappearances as well.