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)

A craze for food or certain kinds of food.
sitiomania, sitomania
A craze for eating varieties and quantities of foods or specific kinds of food; bulimia.
sitomania, sitomaniac
The same as sitiomania. Bulimia; a morbid, voracious appetite.
sophomania (s) (noun), sophomanias (pl)
1. An abnormal over estimation of one's own wisdom.
2. A passion for grandiose statements about himself or herself.
An insane desire or obsession to spend money recklessly or to waste assets.
An abnormal veneration of the crucifix (cross) and for what it represents.
strychninomania or strychnomania
A mental aberration due to strychnine poisoning.
Manic stupor.
A mild form of some mania.
An excessive form of mania above and beyond a normal situation.
An excessive use of symbols or having symbolical meanings attached to one's acts or words.
1. A compulsion to have symmetry; that is, a balanced and harmonious arrangement.
2. A need to have everything balanced or symmetrical, often part of an obsessive-compulsive neurosis.
A compulsion to call a spade successively “a garden implement” and “an earth-turning tool”. Coined by Theodore M. Bernstein in his The Careful Writer.
A mental ailment in which a person believes himself/herself to be infected by syphilis. Insanity resulting from syphilophobia [fear of having syphilis].
An obsession for all kinds of technology.

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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-.