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)

phagomania (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. An insatiable hunger or craving for food, or an obsessive preoccupation with the subject of eating: George has a passion or a phagomania for eating large quantities of various kinds of food.
2. Etymology: from Greek phago, "to eat" + -mania, "compulsion, obsession; madness."
An uncontrollable compulsion to eat.
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1. An uncontrollable impulse to pick at a spot or growth on one’s body; the habit of picking at scabs, biting one’s nails, or picking pimples.
2. The constant preoccupation with some external part of the body, as plucking the beard, pulling the lobe of the ear, etc.
1. Someone who has an uncontrollable impulse to pick at a spot or growth on his or her body.
2. A person who has the habit of picking at scabs, biting her or his nails, or picking pimples.
pharmacomania, pharmacophilia
1. A craze for using or for trying drugs; a chronic fascination with medicines.
2. An uncontrollable desire to take or to administer medicines.
Having a excessive desire, craving, or fondness for kissing.
Having an abnormal compulsion to kiss.
philopatridomania (s) (noun), philopatridomanias (pl)
1. An irresistible urge to stay home; homesickness.
2. A compulsion to return to one’s native land, as seen in prisoners of war.
A compulsion for bloodletting as was once practiced by “medical” doctors who believed that most illnesses were caused by diseased blood and could only be cured by bleeding their patients; even if it killed them.
Defined as homicidal mania (where Greek phonos = murder); an older term for homicidomania.
An obsession with noise or sounds.
1. An irresistible craving for light or the sun (heliolatry).
2. A morbid or exaggerated desire for light.
3. Maniacal symptoms increased by the effect of light.
An obsolete term for collapse delirium; delirious mania.
A compulsion to be thinking all the time.
An abnormal interest in tuberculosis; such as, an over concern that one might contract the disease.
An abnormally excessive development of leaves.

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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-.