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)

maieusiomania
Puerperal psychosis (a psychiatric disorder that may affect women in the first two weeks after giving birth).

Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.

It may be depressive or schizophrenic and may involve false ideas concerning the baby.

maieusiomania
A psychosis related to childbirth and resulting from, or occurring, after childbirth.
mania, manias
1. Mental derangement characterized by great excitement, delusions and hallucinations and, in its extreme stages, by great violence.
2. A period of great excitement affecting a body of people.
3. An emotional disorder characterized by some euphoria or irritability, increased psychomotor activity, rapid speech, flight of ideas, decreased need for sleep, distractibility, grandiosity, and poor judgment.
maniac
1. Considered an “obsolete” term for a mentally ill or disturbed person.
2. A reference to someone who is suffering from, or who has, a mental derangement characterized by great excitement, delusions and hallucinations and, in extreme stages, by great violence.
maniacal
1. Suggestive of or afflicted with insanity.
2. Characterized by excessive enthusiasm or excitement.
3. Characterized by mania.
maniaphobia
An extreme concern of becoming insane or of seeing others who are mentally ill.
manic
Relating to, affected by, or resembling mania.
manic excitement (s) (noun), manic excitements (pl)
A disorder characterized by hyperactivity, talkativeness, flight of ideas, pressured speech, grandiosity, and, occasionally, grandiose delusions.
medicomania
A mania that appears as a symptom of some physical disease.
megalomania (s) (noun), megalomanias
1. An unreasonable conviction of self-importance regarding one's own extreme greatness, goodness, or power: The ideas in megalomanias are known as delusions of grandeur and are generally considered a part of schizophrenia or other psychoses.

Loosely, the megalomania is also used to describe a lopsided attachment or passion for, or for doing, things on a grand scale, or a tendency for wild exaggerations or conceit.

2. A type of delusion in which a person considers himself or herself possessed of greatness: Megalomania is when a person believes oneself to be a lawyer, a physician, a clergyman, a merchant, a prince, a top athlete in all divisions of sport, etc. while none of these are true.
A mania for doing great things.
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A mental disorder with delusions of grandeur.
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A desire to do something great when it is not possible.
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A mental disorder with delusions of great power.
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megalomaniac
1. A person who has a delusional mental illness characterized by feelings of personal omnipotence, grandeur, power, wealth, etc.
2. Someone who has a delusion of greatness and omnipotence characterizing certain psychotic reactions.
megalomaniacal
1. A reference or someone who has a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. A descriptive term for having an obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
melomania
An excessive interest in music.
melomaniac (noun), melomaniacs (pl)
A person who has an extreme fondness for music: Whenever Susan has the opportunity, she is listening to musical recordings or playing her piano for all kinds of classical compositions.
An individual who has an abnormal liking of playing music.
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mentulomania
An excessive interest in the penis.

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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-.