Manias

My previous post was about phobias. What’s a long list of phobias without a long list of the extreme opposite? I guess it’s still just a long list of phobias, but you’re missing the point.

  • Ablutomania – washing or cleaning oneself
  • Aboulomania – indecisiveness
  • Acronymania – acronyms
  • Agromania – being in open spaces
  • Aidoiomania – sexual intercourse
  • Ailuromania – cats
  • Alcoholomania – alcohol
  • Andromania – human sexual behavior
  • Androphonomania – homicidal insanity
  • Anglomania – England and the English
  • Anthomania – flowers
  • Aphrodisiomania – sexual interest 
  • Apimania – bees
  • Arithomania – numbers & counting
  • Arithmomania – numbers & counting
  • Balletomania – ballet
  • Beatlemania – the Beatles (an obsession with the Beatles)
  • Bibliokleptomania – stealing books
  • Bibliomania – books & reading 
  • Bracteomania – excessive production of bracts, a type of leaf
  • Bruxomania – grinding of the teeth 
  • Brycomania – severe bruxomania
  • Cacodaemomania – one’s own inhabitation by evil spirits (delusional conviction)
  • Cacospectomania – staring at repulsive things 
  • Capnomanioa – smoking tobacco products
  • Callomania – one’s own beauty (delusional conviction)
  • Catapedamania – jumping from high places
  • Cheromania – gaiety
  • Chinamania – China
  • Chiomomania – snow 
  • Chiromania – masturbation (in males only)
  • Choreomania – dancing 
  • Cremnomania – climbing cliffs
  • Cresomania – great wealth
  • Clinomania – staying in bed
  • Chloralomania – chloral (alcohol and chlorine)
  • Copromania – feces
  • Cynomania – dogs
  • Cytheromania – human sexual behavior/desire towards males (in females only)
  • Dacnomania – the obsession with killing.
  • Decidomania -decisions
  • Demonomania –  one’s own demonic possession (delusional conviction)
  • Dendromania – trees and forest
  • Decalcomania – decal
  • Desanimania – mindless insanity
  • Dermatillomania – picking at the skin
  • Dinomania  – dinosaur obsession
  • Dipsomania – alcohol
  • Discomania – disco music
  • Doramania – furs ownership
  • Doromania – giving gifts
  • Drapetomania – running away from home [pseudoscience]
  • Dromomania – travel
  • Dysmorphomania – one’s physical deformity or abnormality (delusional conviction)
  • Ecdemomania – wandering
  • Ecomania -family dominance but authority submission
  • Edeomania – genitals
  • Egomania – oneself and self-worship
  • Eleutheromania – freedom
  • Emetomania – vomiting
  • Empleomania – holding public office
  • Enomania – wine
  • Enosimania – one’s own sinful behaviour (delusional conviction)
  • Entheomania – one’s divine inspiration (delusional conviction)
  • Entomomania – insects
  • Epomania – writing epics
  • Eremiomania – stillness and solitude
  • Ergasiomania – work
  • Ergomania – work
  • Erotomania – 1) sexual desire 2) sexual attraction from strangers (delusional conviction)
  • Erythomania – blushing
  • Esthesiomania – insanity with sensory hallucinations
  • Etheromania – ether
  • Ethnomania – one’s own people
  • Flagellomania – flogging
  • Florimania – flowers
  • Francomania – France and the French
  • Fumomania – smoking 
  • Gallomania – France and the French 
  • Gamomania – issuing odd and/or extravagant marriage proposals
  • Graecomania – Greece and the Greeks 
  • Graphomania – writing
  • Gynaecomania – sexual interest for women
  • Habromania – gaiety and euphoria
  • Hagiomania – sainthood
  • Hellenomania – Greece and the Greeks
  • Hexametromania – hexameter writing
  • Hieromania – religious visions 
  • Hippomania – horses
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliomania – long words
  • Hulkamania – the fandom of Hulk Hogan
  • Hydromania – water 
  • Hylomania – 1) materialism 2) wood 
  • Hypermania – (severe mania) mental state with high intensity disorientation and often violent behavior – symptomatic of bipolar disorder 
  • Hypomania – (mild mania) mental state with persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood – symptomatic of manic-depression
  • Hysteromania – human sexual behaviour/desire towards males (females only) 
  • Iconomania – icons or portraits
  • idolomania, idols
  • Infomania – fact accumulation
  • Islomania – islands
  • Italomania – Italy or Italians
  • Kleptomania – stealing
  • Logomania – Wordy and talkative
  • Lypemania – mournfulness
  • Lisztomania – Franz Liszt
  • Macromania – objects larger than natural size
  • Mania – severely elevated mood
  • Maniamania – Manias
  • Megalomania – wealth and power
  • Monomania – a single object, type of object, or concept.
  • Melomania – music
  • Methomania – alcohol
  • Metromania – writing verse
  • Micromania – self-deprecation
  • Misomania – hatred of everything, obsession of hating some subject or group
  • Monomania – single thought or idea
  • Morphinomania – morphine
  • Morsusmania – biting
  • Musomania – music
  • Mythomania – lying
  • Narcomania – narcotics
  • Necromania – sexual with dead bodies
  • Nymphomania – an obsolete term for female hypersexuality
  • Nosomania – one’s own suffering of disease
  • Oenomania -wine
  • Oligomania – a couple of thoughts, ideas or subjects
  • Onomatomania – word repetition
  • oniomania, desire to shop
  • Onomamania – names
  • Onychotillomania – picking at the fingernails
  • Opiomania – opium
  • Opsomania – one kind of food
  • Orchidomania – orchids
  • Parousiamania – The second coming of Christ
  • Paramania – complaints
  • Pathomania – moral insanity
  • Phagomania – excessive desire for food or eating
  • Phaneromania – biting one’s nails
  • Pharmacomania – trying drugs
  • Phonomania – murdering people
  • Photomania – light
  • Phyllomania – excessive or abnormal leaf production (in plants only)
  • Phytomania – collecting plants
  • Planomania – wander free from social restraints or obligations
  • Plutomania – money or wealth
  • Polemomania – war 
  • Politicomania – politics
  • Polkamania – polka dancing
  • Polymania – mania affecting several different mental faculties
  • Poriomania – wandering or journeying away from home
  • Pornomania – pornography
  • Potichomania – imitating Oriental porcelain
  • Potomania – drinking alcohol
  • Pottermania – Harry Potter
  • Pseudomania – 1) lying or falsity; 2) Feigned insanity; 3) Falsely alleging responsibility for a crime.
  • Pteridomania – ferns
  • Pyromania – fire or starting fires
  • Rhinotillexomania – nose picking
  • Rinkomania – skating
  • Satyromania – sexual desire (in males only) 
  • Scribbleomania – scribbling
  • Sebastomania – religious insanity
  • Sitiomania – appetite
  • Sophomania – belief in one’s own incredible intelligence
  • Squandermania – spending money wastefully
  • Stampomania – stamp-collecting
  • Syphilomania -belief in one’s own syphilis affliction
  • Technomania – technology
  • Teutomania – Teutonic or German things
  • Thanatomania – belief in one’s own infection by “death magic” and the resulting illness
  • Theatromania – performing plays
  • Theomania – one’s own divinity or one’s divine mission.
  • Timbromania – stamp collecting
  • Trichotillomania – hair removal
  • Timbromania – stamp collecting
  • Tomomania – performing surgery
  • Toxicomania – poisons
  • Trichotillomania – removing one’s own hair
  • Titillomaniac – scratching
  • Tulipomania – tulips
  • Typhomania – typhus fever delirium
  • Typomania – printing one’s works
  • Uranomania – divinity
  • Verbomania – words
  • Xenomania – foreign things
  • Zoomania – animals

 Now that I’ve read all of these, it seems like people would think that you’re crazier with some type of mania than a phobia. Well I guess that’s where maniac comes from. Hmm. I learned something new today. It’s great to learn because knowledge is power! Thanks Wikipedia.

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