List of Manias

 

Mania definition: A mental illness marked by periods of great excitement or euphoria, delusions, and overactivity. An excessive enthusiasm or desire; an obsession.

A

Aboulomania – Excessive indecisiveness.
Andromania – Excessive sexual behaviour and desire towards males.
Anglomania – Excessive passion or obsession with the English or England.
Anthomania – Excessive desire for flowers.
Arithmomania – Excessive desire for numbers and counting.

B

Beatlemania – Excessive desire for or obsession with the Beatles (band).
Bibliomania – Excessive desire for books and reading.

C

Choreomania – Excessive desire to dance.

D

Demonomania – Excessive enthusiasm toward one’s own demonic possession (delusional conviction).
Decalcomania – Excessive desire to make decals (transferring designs from prepared paper on to glass or porcelain.
Dermatillomania – picking at the skin).
Dipsomania – Alcohol addiction.
Drapetomania – Excessive desire to run away from home.
Dromomania – Excessive desire to travel.

E

Egomania – Excessive desire for oneself, self-worship.
Ergomania – Excessive desire to work.
Erotomania – Excessive sexual desire.
Etheromania – Addiction to diethyl ether.
Epomania – Excessive desire to write epics.
Eleutheromania – Excessive desire for freedom.

G

Graphomania – Excessive desire for writing.

H

Hippomania – Excessive desire for horses or hippos.
Hypermania – severe mania—mental state with high intensity disorientation and often violent behavior, symptomatic of bipolar disorder.
Hypomania – mild mania—mental state with persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood, symptomatic of bipolar disorder.

K

Kleptomania – Excessive desire to steal.
Klazomania – Excessive desire to scream.

L

Logomania – Being excessively wordy and talkative.
Lisztomania – an obsession with Franz Liszt.
Ludomania – Gambling addiction.



M

Megalomania – Excessive desire for wealth and power.
Metromania – Excessive desire for writing verse.
Micromania – Excessive desire for self-deprecation.
Monomania – Excessive desire for a single object, type of object, or concept.
Morsusmania – Excessive desire for biting.
Mythomania – Excessive desire to lie.

N

Necromania – Excessive desire or obsession with death or dead bodies.
Nymphomania – Female hypersexuality.

O

Oniomania – Excessive desire to shop.
Onychotillomania – Excessive desire to pick one’s fingernails.

P

Plutomania – Excessive desire for money or wealth.
Pottermania – Excessive desire or obsession with the Harry Potter series.
Pteridomania – Excessive desire for ferns.
Pyromania – Excessive desire for fire or starting fires.

R

Rhinotillexomania – Excessive desire for nose picking.

S

Satyromania – Male hypersexuality.

T

Theomania – Excessive passion for one’s own divinity or one’s divine mission.
Toxicomania – Excessive desire or obsession with poisons.
Trichotillomania – Excessive desire for hair removal.
Typomania – Excessive desire for printing one’s works.

X

Xenomania – Excessive desire for foreign things.

 

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