254. Manias


See also 150. FADS ; 224. INSANITY ; 311. -PHILE, -PHILIA, -PHILY ; 313. PHOBIAS .

N.B.:
Noun forms end in -mania and adjective forms end in -maniac or -maniacal.
acromania
a violent form of mania; incurable insanity.
agoramania
a mania for open spaces.
agyiomania
a mania for streets.
ailuromania
an abnormal love of cats.
alcoholomania
an obsession with alcohol.
amaxomania
a mania for being in vehicles.
amenomania
a mania for pleasing delusions.
Americamania
an obsession with America and things American.
andromania
an obsession with men; nymphomania.
aphrodisiomania
a mania for sexual pleasure.
apimania
an abnormal love of bees.
automania
an excessive liking for solitude.
autophonomania
an obsession with suicide.
ballistomania
an extreme interest in bullets.
bibliomania
an excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
cheromania
an extreme love for gaiety.
Chinamania
an obsession with China and things Chinese.
chionomania
a mania for snow.
choreomania
a mania for dancing.
chrematomania
a mania for money.
clinomania
an obsession with bed rest.
coprolalomania
a mania for foul speech.
cremnomania
an abnormal interest in cliffs.
cresomania
a mania for great wealth.
cynomania
an abnormal love of dogs.
Dantomania
an obsession with Dante and his works.
demomania
ochlomania.
doramania
a mania for fur.
drapetomania
a mania for running away.
dromomania
a mania for travel.
ecdemiomania
a mania for wandering.
edeomania
an obsession with genitals.
empleomania
an obsession with public employment.
enomania
a mania for wine. Also called oinomania.
entheomania
a mania for religion.
entomomania
an abnormal love of insects.
eremiomania
a mania for stillness.
ergasiomania
a mania for activity.
ergomania
a mania for work.
eroticomania
an abnormal interest in erotica.
erotographomania
an abnormal interest in erotic literature.
erotomania
an excessive propensity for sexual desire.
erythromania
a mania for blushing.
etheromania
a mania for ether.
florimania
a mania for plants and flowers.
Francomania
an obsession with France and things French.
gamomania
1. Obsolete, a form of mania characterized by strange and extravagant proposals of marriage.
2. an excessive longing for the married state.
gephyromania
a mania for crossing bridges.
Germanomania
an obsession with Germany and things German. Also called Teutonomania .
graphomania
an obsession with writing.
Grecomania
an obsession with Ancient Greece and Greeks.
gymnomania
a mania for nakedness.
gynecomania
abnormal sexual desire for women.
hamartomania
an obsession with sin.
hedonomania
a mania for pleasure.
heliomania
an abnormal love of the sun.
hieromania
a mania for priests.
hippomania
a mania for horses.
hodomania
an abnormal love of travel.
homicidomania
a mania for murder.
hydrodipsomania
an abnormal love of drinking water.
hydromania
an excessive love of water.
hylomania
a mania for wood.
hypermania
an acute mania.
hypnomania
a mania for sleep.
hypomania
a mild mania; submania.
hysteromania
nymphomania.
ichthyomania
an abnormal love of fish.
iconomania
a mania for icons.
idolomania
a mania for idols.
Italomania
an obsession with Italy and things Italian.
kainomania
a mania for novelty.
kathisomania
a mania for sitting.
kinesomania
a mania for movement.
lalomania
an abnormal love of speech or talking.
lethomania
a mania for narcotics.
logomania
a mania for words or talking.
lycomania
lycanthropy, a form of insanity in which a person imagines himself to be a wolf.
lypemania
an abnormal tendency toward deep melancholy.
macromania
a mania for becoming larger.
mania
1. a type of manie-depressive psychosis, exemplified by rapidly chang-ing ideas, extremes of emotion, and physical overactivity.
2. any violent or abnormal behavior. — maniac , n. maniacal , adj.
mentulomania
an obsession with the penis.
mesmeromania
an obsession with hypnosis.
micromania
a mania for becoming smaller.
monomania
1. a partial insanity in which psychotic thinking is confined to one subject or group of subjects.
2. an excessive interest in or enthusiasm for a single thing, idea, or the like; obsession.
musicomania
a mania for music.
musomania
an abnormal love for mice.
necromania
an obsession with death or the dead. Cf. thanatomania.
noctimania
an abnormal love of the night.
nosomania
an obsession with imagined disease. See also hypochondriacism .
nudomania
a mania for nudity.
nymphomania
in a woman, a mania for frequent, continued sexual inter-course. Also called oestromania. Cf. satyromania .
ochlomania
a mania for crowds. Also called demomania .
oestromania
nymphomania.
oikomania
an abnormal attachment to home.
oinomania
a mania for wine. Also called enomania .
oligomania
a mania conflned to several subjects. Cf. monomania, def. 1.
oniomania
an excessive desire to buy articles of all kinds.
ophidiomania
an abnormal love of reptiles.
opsomania
a mania for special kinds of food. Cf. phagomania, sitomania .
orchidomania
an obsession with testicles.
ornithomania
an abnormal love of birds.
paramania
an abnormal pleasure in complaints.
parousiamania
an abnormal anticipation of the second coming of Christ.
pathomania
moral insanity.
phagomania
a mania for food and eating. Cf. opsomania, sitomania .
phaneromania
a mania for picking at growths.
pharmacomania
a mania for medicines.
philopatridomania
homesickness.
phonomania
an abnormal love of noise.
photomania
an abnormal love of light.
phronemomania
a mania for thinking.
phthisiomania
an abnormal interest in tuberculosis.
politicomania
a mania for politics.
pornographomania
an abnormal interest in pornography.
potomania
1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages.
2. delirium tremens. Also called tromomania .
Russomania
an obsession with Russia and things Russian.
satyromania
in a man, a mania for frequent, continued sexual intercourse. Cf. nymphomania .
scribomania
a mania for writing.
sideromania
an obsession with railroad travel.
sitomania
an obsession with food. Cf. phagomania, opsomania .
sophomania
an excessive respect for one’s own wisdom.
squandermania
a mania for spending money.
submania
a mild mania; hypomania.
symmetromania
a mania for symmetry.
Teutonomania
Germanomania.
thalassomania
an abnormal love of the sea.
thanatomania
an obsession with death. Cf. necromania .
theatromania
a mania for the theater.
timbromania
a mania for postage stamps.
tomomania
an obsession with surgery.
trichomania
an obsession with hair.
trichorrhexomania
a mania for pinching off one’s hair.
tristimania
melancholy.
tromomania
delirium tremens. Also called potomania .
Turkomania
an obsession with Turkey and things Turkish.
typomania
an obsession with the expectation of publication.
xenomania
a mania for foreigners.
zoomania
an abnormal love of animals.

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