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date: 22 February 2020


A Dictionary of Psychology

Andrew M. Colman

mania n. 

2. An obsessional preoccupation with a particular idea or activity. See also dancing mania, dipsomania, drapetomania, egomania, erotomania, graphomania, kleptomania, megalomania, monomania, monopede mania, necromania, nymphomania, pornographomania, pyromania, rhinotillexomania, thanatomania, trichotillomania. maniac n. A person with a mania (1). See also love. manic adj. Of or pertaining to mania (1). maniacal adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a maniac. [From Greek mania madness]