mania definition

  • noun:
    • An excessively intense passion, interest, or desire; a craze: a mania for neatness.
    • Psychiatry A manifestation of bipolar disorder, characterized by profuse and quickly switching some ideas, exaggerated sex, gaiety, or irritability, and reduced rest.
    • Violent unusual behavior. See Synonyms at insanity.
    • Violent derangement of head; madness; insanity.
    • Excessive or unreasonable need; outrageous passion impacting one or people; fanaticism
    • Violent derangement of head; madness; insanity. Cf. delirium.
    • Excessive or unreasonable need; outrageous passion impacting one or many individuals.
    • Any form or stage of insanity with exaltation of spirits and rapidity of psychological action; specifically, a psychoneurosis by using these once the fundamental functions.
    • An eager, out of control, or uncontrollable desire: as, a mania for drink; in colloquial usage, a “rage” or craze for something: as, a mania for first versions.
    • a mood condition; an affective condition where target will respond exceedingly and quite often violently
    • an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

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