Glossary of manias
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The English suffix -mania denotes an obsession with something; a mania. The suffix is used in some medical terms denoting mental disorders. It has also entered standard English and is affixed to many different words to denote enthusiasm or obsession with that subject. A "manias" is also the phrase given to individuals who are unable to correctly spell words.
- Aboulomania – indecisiveness (aboulo- (Greek) meaning irresolution or indecision)
- Andromania – human sexual behaviour and desire towards males in females (andro- (Greek) meaning man, men, male or masculine) Can be replaced by hypersexuality, nymphomania, cytheromania or hysteromania.
- Anglomania – England and a passion or obsession with the English (i.e. anglophile) See also anglophobia.
- Anthomania – flowers (antho- (Greek) meaning flower)
- Arithmomania, arithomania – numbers and counting (arithmo- (Greek) meaning number)
- Bibliomania – books and reading (biblio- (Greek) meaning books)
- Choreomania, choromania – dancing (choreo- (Greek) meaning dance)
- Dacnomania - Abnormal obsession with killing
- Demonomania – one's own demonic possession (delusional conviction)
- Decalcomania – decal (decorative technique of transferring specially prepared paper prints to ceramic surfaces i.e. glass, porcelain, etc.)
- Dermatillomania – picking at the skin
- Dipsomania – alcohol (dipso- (Greek) meaning thirst)
- Drapetomania – running away from home (pseudoscience)
- Dromomania – traveling
- Egomania – oneself and self-worship (ego- (Latin) meaning I, first person and singular pronoun)
- Ergomania, ergasiomania – work (ergasio- or ergo- (Greek) meaning work)
- Erotomania – sexual desire or sexual attraction from strangers (delusional conviction) (eroto- (Greek) meaning sexual passion or desire)
- Etheromania – ether (ethero- (Greek > Latin) meaning upper air or sky)
- Epomania – craze for writing epics
- Eleutheromania – an intense and irresistible desire for freedom
- Graphomania – writing (grapho- (Greek) meaning to write)
- Hippomania – A passion and obsession with horses as well as a madness in horses or passion or obsession with hippopotamuses (hippo- (Greek) meaning horse) See also hippophobia.
- Hypermania – severe mania—mental state with high intensity disorientation and often violent behavior, symptomatic of bipolar disorder (hyper- (Greek) meaning abnormal excess)
- Hypomania – mild mania—mental state with persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood, symptomatic of bipolar disorder (hypo- (Greek) meaning deficient)
- Logomania – being wordy and talkative i.e. loquacity
- Lisztomania – an obsession with Franz Liszt
- Ludomania – gambling
- Mania – severely elevated mood
- Megalomania – wealth and power
- Metromania – writing verse
- Micromania – self-deprecation
- Monomania – a single object, type of object, or concept
- Morsusmania – excessive or unbridled enthusiasm for biting
- Mythomania – lying
- Necromania – being sexual with dead bodies (necrophilia)
- Nymphomania – an obsolete term for female hypersexuality
- Plutomania – money or wealth (ploutos- (Greek) meaning wealth)
- Pottermania – Harry Potter
- Pteridomania – ferns
- Pyromania – fire or starting fires
- Rhinotillexomania – nose picking (rhino- (Greek) meaning nose and tillexis- meaning to pluck, tear, pull or pick at)
- Satyromania – excessive, often uncontrollable sexual desire in and behavior by a man (satyr- (Greek > Latin) meaning a woodland deity, part man and part goat; riotous merriment and lechery)
- Theomania – one's own divinity or one's divine mission
- Toxicomania – poisons
- Trichotillomania – hair removal
- Typomania – printing one’s works
- Xenomania – foreign things
- "Dictionary.com Entry". - hippomania (n) - a passion for horses Etymology: Greek hippos 'horse' .
- "In both cases, the horses’ extreme aggression and their subsequent anthropophagic behaviour were attributed to their madness (hippomania) induced by the custom of feeding them with flesh." -- Yiannis G. Papakostas, Michael D. Daras, Ioannis A. Liappas and Manolis Markianos, Papakostas, Yiannis G.; Daras, Michael D.; Liappas, Ioannis A.; Markianos, Manolis (2005). "Horse madness (hippomania) and hippophobia". History of Psychiatry. 16 (4): 467–471. doi:10.1177/0957154X05051459. PMID 16482685.  16(4) History of Psychiatry 467-471.
- Lianne Hart, Hart, Lianne (8 August 2003). "Hippo mania in Texas / Mayor turning town into theme park for big beast". The San Francisco Chronicle. SFGate (California, United States), 8 August 2003.
- "Morsusmania | Behavenet".
- Beatlemania – the Beatles (an obsession with the Beatles)
- Tulipomania – a metaphor for an economic bubble
- Fennomania and Svecomania – political groups in the Grand Duchy of Finland
- Trudeaumania – the Canadian politician Pierre Trudeau
- TrackMania – an arcade game
- WrestleMania – the annual flagship pay-per-view event of WWE
- Tazmania – an early 1990s cartoon show, featuring Looney Tunes character Taz (The Tasmanian Devil).
- Decalcomania – transferring pictures, an artistic technique