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)

kinesomania
A compulsion for movement; an excessive desire to be on the move.
klazomania
In psychiatry, a compulsion to shout or compulsive shouting; usually a motor discharge phenomenon based on mesencephalic or other central nervous system irritation.
kleptomania (s) (noun), kleptomanias (pl)
An irresistible tendency to steal, not because of a necessity, but as a result of a mental compulsion: Sam was concerned about the unusual amount of jewelry that he found in the cupboard and wondered if his partner was experiencing an episode of kleptomania and was stealing items from the flea markets.
The theft of things that are not needed.
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kleptomaniac, cleptomaniac (s) (noun); kleptomaniacs, cleptomaniacs (pl)
A person who is affected with the compulsion to steal even when it is not a necessity: The kleptomaniac was apprehended when he stole some items in the grocery store and left without paying for them even though he had plenty of money.
Don’t worry if you’re a kleptomaniac, you can always take something for it.
—Author Unknown
A compulsive stealing of things that are not needed.
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klopemania
An older form of kleptomania.
krauomania
A tic (nervous twitch) marked by rhythmic movements.

lagneuomania
1. A mental disorder characterized by lustful, sadistic, lewd, and lecherous actions.
2. Particularly, a sexual sadism in a man.
3. An abnormal preoccupation with lewd talk and actions.
lalomania
A compulsion to talk excessively.
lalomaniac
A descriptive term for a person who has a compulsion, or an abnormal desire, to talk excessively.
lavacultomania
A strong desire to gawk at or ogle people wearing bathing suits; also, ablutoskepsis.
lesbiamania
lesbiamaniac
letheomania
An obsessive desire for, craving for, or fascination with narcotics.
letheomania
An abnormal craving for forgetfulness.
lethomania (s) (noun), lethomanias (pl)
A morbid or an abnormal longing for life-threatening narcotic drugs: Norman's brother was suffering from lethomania and despite medical and psychological treatments, he could not overcome his life threatening obsessions or compulsive desires.

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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-.