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)

A strong desire to gawk at or ogle people wearing bathing suits; also, ablutoskepsis.
An abnormal craving for forgetfulness.
An obsessive desire for, craving for, or fascination with narcotics.
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.
lexicomania (s) (noun), lexicomanias (pl)
A crazy or excessive desire for studying and collecting dictionaries; sometimes resulting in an abnormal fondness for them.

Words fascinate me. They always have. For me, browsing in a dictionary is like being turned loose in a bank.

—Eddie Cantor (1892-1964), American comedian
1. A form of insanity in which one talks excessively; over talkativeness.
2. A rapid, pressured, flow of words when speaking.
1. Someone who is "crazy" about words.
2. Anyone who is insanely interested in words.
Great loquacity. Considered obsolete because an abnormal mental state that is characterized only by great loquacity is difficult to diagnose as the only symptom of a psychiatric symptom.
Lycanthropy or the belief that one can change him/herself or others into a wolf or some other animal.
An obsessive desire to be in dark or gloomy places. Many agoraphobics feel more comfortable in the dark than they do when it is light and they can be seen by others.
Extreme mournfulness, sadness, or melancholy.
Masochism in females.
A form of insanity in which the person conceives of things, especially parts of his/her own body, to be larger than they really are.

Quiz You can find self-scoring quizzes over many of the words in this subject area by going to this Compulsive Behavior page.

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