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)

A compulsion to be in crowded places.
demomania (s) (noun), demomanias (pl)
The apparent excessive attachment to the "common people".
demomaniac (s) (noun), demomaniacs (pl)
Someone who is perceived to have an excessive attachment to the "common people".
1. A form of madness in which the patient conceives himself possessed of devils.
2. A morbid dread by a person who believes he/she is possessed by demons.
An obsession to be among trees or forests.
desanimania (dis an" i MAY ni uh) (s) (noun), desanimanias (pl)
A mindless insanity: The book Lynn was reading described an old woman who was suffering from desanimania or who was insane and unmindful of her surroundings and of other people she met on the road near her home.
1. The pathological excessive use of of alcohol.
2. Periodic drinking bouts.
3. A morbid and insatiable craving for alcohol.

Also applied to persistent drunkenness; alcoholism.

dipsomaniac (s) (noun), dipsomaniacs (pl)
Someone who has a pathological and uncontrollable craving for alcoholic drinks: Karl's brother was arrested by the police recently because, as a dipsomaniac, he was driving his car and he ran into another vehicle.
Someone who has a morbid and often uncontrollable desire to drink alcohol.
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Addiction to or obsession with discotheques, disco music, or disco dancing.
1. The compulsion to own furs.
2. An abnormal interest in fur.
doromania (s) (noun), doromanias (pl)
A psychiatric description of the urge or compulsion to give presents: "The wealthy philanthropist often disguised himself and, suffering from doromania, wandered the streets giving away money; especially, to those who were homeless."
An uncontrollable desire to run away (from home, responsibilities, a bad situation, etc.).
1. A mania for roaming, running, or traveling.
2. An intense enthusiasm or compulsion to travel; wanderlust.
3. An uncontrollable desire to wander away from home.
1. Preoccupation with the possibility of developing a physical deformity or a delusional conviction that such a deformity has already developed.
2. An abnormal dread of deformity, particularly in others.
1. The delusional conviction that one is physically deformed or otherwise abnormal.
2. An abnormal dread of deformity, particularly in others.

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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-.