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)
Dr. Shapira thinks that excessive online use should be considered not as a separate addiction but as a disorder of impulse control, in the same category as kleptomania or compulsive shopping. (As seen in USA Today, June 1, 1998).
2. An unfounded morbid belief that one is suffering from some special disease.
2. An intense homesickness or an irresistible urge to return home: Tom had been away at boarding school for only 3 months when he had a ver strong longing to visit his parents in his village and because of this condition of nostomania he booked his flight the very next day!
3. An overwhelming desire to go back to familiar places: Lynn always wanted to show her children where she came from, and after a spell of nostomania, they all traveled to California to visit all the wonderful sites, regions, and localities where she had been as a child and teenager.
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2. An abnormal, excessive, insatiable sexual desire in the female; the counterpart of satyriasis in a male.
Synonymous terms include: andromania; cytheromania; estromania; metromania; tentigo venerea; thelygonia; female hypersexuality.