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September 22, 2011

Manias and Obsessions






Manias and Obsessions

Word
 Definition
Ablutomania
mania for washing oneself
Aboulomania
pathological indecisiveness
Agromania
intense desire to be in open spaces
Andromania
nymphomania
Anglomania
craze or obsession with England and the English
Anthomania
obsession with flowers
Aphrodisiomania
abnormal sexual interest
Arithmomania
obsessive preoccupation with numbers
Balletomania
abnormal fondness for ballet
Bibliomania
craze for books or reading
Bruxomania
compulsion for grinding teeth
Cacodemomania
pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit
Catapedamania
obsession with jumping from high places
Chinamania
obsession with collecting china
Choreomania
dancing mania or frenzy
Clinomania
excessive desire to stay in bed
Copromania
obsession with feces
Cytheromania
nymphomania
Dacnomania
obsession with killing
Demonomania
pathological belief that one is possessed by demons
Dinomania
mania for dancing
Dipsomania
abnormal craving for alcohol
Discomania
obsession for disco music
Doramania
obsession with owning furs
Doromania
obsession with giving gifts
Drapetomania
intense desire to run away from home
Dromomania
compulsive longing for travel
Ecdemomania
abnormal compulsion for wandering
Egomania
irrational self-centered attitude or self-worship
Eleutheromania
manic desire for freedom
Empleomania
mania for holding public office
Enosimania
pathological belief that one has sinned
Entheomania
abnormal belief that one is divinely inspired
Epomania
craze for writing epics
Ergasiomania
excessive desire to work; ergomania
Ergomania
excessive desire to work; workaholism
Erotomania
abnormally powerful sex drive
Etheromania
craving for ether
Ethnomania
obsessive devotion to one's own people
Eulogomania
obsessive craze for eulogies
Flagellomania
abnormal enthusiasm for flogging
Florimania
craze for flowers
Francomania
craze or obsession with France and the French
Gallomania
craze or obsession with France and the French
Gamomania
obsession with issuing odd marriage proposals
Graecomania
obsession with Greece and the Greeks
Graphomania
obsession with writing
Gynaecomania
abnormal sexual obsession with women
Habromania
insanity featuring cheerful delusions
Hagiomania
mania for sainthood
Hellenomania
obsession with Greece and the Greeks; Graecomania
Hexametromania
mania for writing in hexameter
Hieromania
pathological religious visions or delusions
Hippomania
obsession with horses
Hydromania
irrational craving for water
Hylomania
excessive tendency towards materialism
Hypermania
severe mania
Hypomania
minor mania
Hysteromania
nymphomania
Iconomania
obsession with icons or portraits
Idolomania
obsession or devotion to idols
Infomania
excessive devotion to accumulating facts
Islomania
craze or obsession for islands
Italomania
obsession with Italy or Italians
Kleptomania
irrational predilection for stealing
Klopemania
kleptomania
Logomania
pathological loquacity
Lypemania
extreme pathological mournfulness
Macromania
delusion that objects are larger than natural size
Megalomania
abnormal tendency towards grand or grandiose behaviour
Melomania
craze for music
Methomania
morbid craving for alcohol
Metromania
insatiable desire for writing verse
Micromania
pathological self-deprecation or belief that one is very small
Monomania
abnormal obsession with a single thought or idea
Morphinomania
habitual craving or desire for morphine
Musomania
obsession with music
Mythomania
lying or exaggerating to an abnormal extent
Narcomania
uncontrollable craving for narcotics
Necromania
sexual obsession with dead bodies; necrophilia
Nosomania
delusion of suffering from a disease
Nostomania
abnormal desire to go back to familiar places
Nymphomania
excessive or crazed sexual desire
Oenomania
obsession or craze for wine
Oligomania
obsession with a few thoughts or ideas
Oniomania
mania for making purchases
Onomamania
mania for names
Onomatomania
irresistible desire to repeat certain words
Onychotillomania
compulsive picking at the fingernails
Opiomania
craving for opium
Opsomania
abnormal love for one kind of food
Orchidomania
abnormal obsession with orchids
Parousiamania
obsession with the second coming of Christ
Pathomania
moral insanity
Peotillomania
abnormal compulsion for pulling on the penis
Phagomania
excessive desire for food or eating
Phaneromania
habit of biting one’s nails
Pharmacomania
abnormal obsession with trying drugs
Phonomania
pathological tendency to murder
Photomania
pathological desire for light
Phyllomania
excessive or abnormal production of leaves
Phytomania
obsession with collecting plants
Planomania
abnormal desire to wander and disobey social norms
Plutomania
mania for money
Polemomania
mania for war
Politicomania
mania for politics
Polkamania
craze for polka dancing
Polymania
mania affecting several different mental faculties
Poriomania
abnormal compulsion to wander
Pornomania
obsession with pornography
Potichomania
craze for imitating Oriental porcelain
Potomania
abnormal desire to drink alcohol
Pseudomania
irrational predilection for lying
Pteridomania
passion for ferns
Pyromania
craze for starting fires
Rhinotillexomania
compulsive nose picking
Rinkomania
obsession with skating
Satyromania
abnormally great male sexual desire; satyriasis
Scribbleomania
obsession with scribbling
Sebastomania
religious insanity
Sitiomania
morbid aversion to food
Sophomania
delusion that one is incredibly intelligent
Squandermania
irrational propensity for spending money wastefully
Stampomania
obsession with stamp-collecting
Syphilomania
pathological belief that one is afflicted with syphilis
Technomania
craze for technology
Teutomania
obsession with Teutonic or German things
Thanatomania
belief that one has been affected by death magic and resulting illness
Theatromania
craze for going to plays
Theomania
belief that one is a god
Timbromania
craze for stamp collecting
Tomomania
irrational predilection for performing surgery
Toxicomania
morbid craving for poisons
Trichotillomania
neurosis where patient pulls out own hair
Tulipomania
obsession with tulips
Typhomania
delirious state resulting from typhus fever
Typomania
craze for printing one’s lucubrations
Uranomania
obsession with the idea of divinity
Verbomania
craze for words
Xenomania
inordinate attachment to foreign things
Zoomania
insane fondness for animals

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