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)

1. An excessive neurotic tendency to pick at (or to pull out) one's fingernails, or toenails.
2. The neurotic picking at a nail until it is permanently altered.
An excessive interest in snakes or other reptiles including a great interest in observing them, studying them, and having them as pets.
Excessive craving for opium or opiates in general.
opsomania (noun)
1. A pathological or morbid yearning for delicacies or for some specific food.
2. A pathological craving for sweets, such as may occur in binge-eating syndrome.
3. A longing for a particular article of diet, or for highly seasoned food.
4. A morbid craving for rich foods and delicate fare.
opsomaniac (s), opsmaniacs (pl) (noun forms)
Those who love some particular kind of food to the point of insanity.
A compulsion to dance.
A craze for orchids OR an excessive fascination with testicles.
1. A compulsion to eat or an excessive appetite for food.
2. An enormous increase in food consumption as a result of fearing that one is too thin.
3. The consumption of enormous quantities of food motivated by a fear of losing weight.
An excessive fascination with birds.
paramania (s) (noun), paramanias (pl)
An irresistible urge and emotional impulse to get joy, or pleasure, from complaining.
paratereseomania, parateresiomania
A compulsion to see new sights and places.
An obsessive zeal or preoccupation with the second coming of Christ.
pathomania, pathomaniac
1. A morbid perversion of the natural feelings, affections, inclinations, and natural impulses without any remarkable disorder of the intellect; moral insanity.
2. Madness, insanity; moral insanity.
A compulsion for mutilation or maiming.
An unusual multiplication of floral petals.

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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-.