mania-, -mania, -maniac, -maniacal, -manic, -manically, -maniacally

(Greek: a specific mental disorder or obsessive preoccupation with something; madness, frenzy; obsession, or abnormal desire for or with something or someone; also, an excessive enthusiasm or fondness for something)

cheromania or chaeromania
Compulsion toward gaiety or happiness; characterized by exaltation.
Chinamania
An extravagant fancy for the collection of old-china ware; or an excessive fondness for things Chinese.
chionomania
An obsessive desire for snow.
chiromania
A morbid impulse to masturbate; masturbatic-psychosis.
chloralomania
Addiction to chloral (alcohol and chlorine).
choleromania
Mania sometimes exhibited by victims of cholera.
choreomania
choreomania or choromania
Craze for dancing. A disorder prevalent in the Middle Ages in which weird patterns of involuntary movement (hysterical chorea) superficially resembling chorea occurred. It is also called dancing chorea, epidemic chorea, jumping chorea, jumping disease, dancing mania, choromania, dancing disease, tarantism, jumping sickness, and tarentism.
choromania
chrematomania
1. Obsessive desire for money.
2. A preoccupation with creating wealth.
cibomania
An excessive desire to eat all kinds of food.
Modern food is a "natural substance" most of whose ingredients are artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.
—Anonymous
cingulomania
A strong desire to hold a person in one’s arms.
cleptomania, kleptomania (s) (noun); cleptomanias, kleptomanias (pl)
Cleptomaniac in action.

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cleptomania, kleptomania (s) (noun); cleptomanias, kleptomanias (pl)
An irresistible tendency to steal in which someone steals not because of necessity but as a result of some compulsion.

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clinomania
An excessive or abnormal desire to stay in bed.

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Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "anger, angry; rage, wrath, fury; rave": fur-, furi-; ira-; lysso-; rab-, rav-.