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 that is not safe or advantageous)

A rage for writing epics.
A compulsion to work.
Irresistible craving for quiet or solitude.
A compulsion to wander.
1. A compulsion to work or to be active; a morbid need to work.
2. Undue eagerness to perform surgery.
Someone who has a compulsion to work.
An obsessive zeal for or a compulsion to be constantly at work.

The correct term for over work instead of the commonly used “workaholic“ which is etymologically wrong.

An ergomaniac works right up until the end of his life.

This image represents an ergomaniac who worked right up to the point of this last entry and so signifies his efforts to complete his last project even to the very end of his existence! It may also be said that he represents the ultimate in persistence (or stupidity).

ergomaniac (s) (noun), ergomaniacs (pl)
A person who is obsessed with a zeal for or a compulsion to be constantly at work: Susanne found her main pleasure in doing a lot of exercises at the fitness studio where she went every day and some people considered her to be an ergomaniac because she did so many things for such a long time.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; and Jill a wealthy widow.
—Evan Esar
An insane person who is overly dedicated to working.
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A compulsion to blush over minor incidents or a mania for the color red; or by extension, an obsession about blood.
esthesiomania (s) (noun), esthesiomanias (pl)
A mild degree of insanity caused by an alteration of, or a perversion of, the senses: Steve's obsessive compulsive disorder seemed to be exaggerated, bordering on more serious mental health issues or esthesiomania.
An exaggerated sexual desire in a female; nymphomania.
etheromania (s) (noun), etheromanias (pl)
A morbid addiction to the consumption of ether or other inhalants.
etheromaniac (s) (noun), etheromaniacs (pl)
Someone who is addicted to the use of ether as a drug.
1. An obsessive devotion to one's own ethnic people or race.
2. Fanatical nationalism of a people or race.
An unreasonable or immoderate nationalist.

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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-.