nervous strain

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Synonyms for nervous strain

(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

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Oh, I'm all right," he cried to her, putting into his voice all the heartiness he could command, which was not much, for he had himself been under no mean nervous strain.
Like Aries, Geminis also suffer from nervous strain and yoga is the perfect way to unwind and help maintain high levels of fitness and health.
It had been snowing and raining and I was absolutely "all in" from cold and nervous strain.
Critics feared the system would put an enormous nervous strain on staff.
Displaying a fascination for golf from a very young age, Jones (Caviezel) overcomes a hot temper that lands him in trouble with sporting associations, as well as his own rigorous moral standards and a tendency to succumb to nervous strain, depression and physical stress during tournaments to become an American sporting hero.
PC Terry released his hold on the stick and I could see he was suffering from a severe nervous strain.
As a tea, it is used as an antispasmodic to relieve digestive stomach pains, has been proven to relieve nervous strain and stress, and has been used when treating kidney stones and jaundice.
17] And the housewife verging on breakdown was in fact a victim of modern pace herself: "A woman whose every action is hurried, whose every hour is open to disturbance, whose every breath is drawn with superfluous emphasis, will talk about the nervous strain under which she is living, as though dining out and paying the cook's wages were the things which are break her down.
Newton, by forcing Cowper to incessant religious exercises, subjected the poet to a nervous strain, which brought on an attack of insanity in 1773.