Complete list of Manias & Obsessions

Mania: An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire

Obsessions: An idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind.

S.No. Word Definition
1. Ablutomania Mania for washing oneself
2. Aboulomania Pathological indecisiveness
3. Agromania Intense desire to be in open spaces
4. Andromania Nymphomania
5. Anglomania Craze or obsession with England and the English
6. Anthomania Obsession with flowers
7. Aphrodisiomania Abnormal sexual interest
8. Arithmomania Obsessive preoccupation with numbers
9. Balletomania Abnormal fondness for ballet
10. Bibliomania Craze for books or reading
11. Bruxomania Compulsion for grinding teeth
12. Cacodemomania Pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit
13. Catapedamania Obsession with jumping from high places
14. Chinamania Obsession with collecting china
15. Choreomania Dancing mania or frenzy
16. Clinomania Excessive desire to stay in bed
17. Copromania Obsession with feces
18. Cytheromania Nymphomania
19. Dacnomania Obsession with killing
20. Demonomania Pathological belief that one is possessed by demons
21. Dinomania Mania for dancing
22. Dipsomania Abnormal craving for alcohol
23. Discomania Obsession for disco music
24. Doramania Obsession with owning furs
25. Doromania Obsession with giving gifts
26. Drapetomania Intense desire to run away from home
27. Dromomania Compulsive longing for travel
28. Ecdemomania Abnormal compulsion for wandering
29. Egomania Irrational self-centered attitude or self-worship
30. Eleutheromania Manic desire for freedom
31. Empleomania Mania for holding public office
32. Enosimania Pathological belief that one has sinned
33. Entheomania Abnormal belief that one is divinely inspired
34. Epomania Craze for writing epics
35. Ergasiomania Excessive desire to work; ergomania
36. Ergomania Excessive desire to work; workaholism
37. Erotomania Abnormally powerful sex drive
38. Etheromania Craving for ether
39. Ethnomania Obsessive devotion to one’s own people
40. Eulogomania Obsessive craze for eulogies
41. Flagellomania Abnormal enthusiasm for flogging
42. Florimania Craze for flowers
43. Francomania Craze or obsession with France and the French
44. Gallomania Craze or obsession with France and the French
45. Gamomania Obsession with issuing odd marriage proposals
46. Graecomania Obsession with Greece and the Greeks
47. Graphomania Obsession with writing
48. Gynaecomania Abnormal sexual obsession with women
49. Habromania Insanity featuring cheerful delusions
50. Hagiomania Mania for sainthood
51. Hellenomania Obsession with Greece and the Greeks; Graecomania
52. Hexametromania Mania for writing in hexameter
53. Hieromania Pathological religious visions or delusions
54. Hippomania Obsession with horses
55. Hydromania Irrational craving for water
56. Hylomania Excessive tendency towards materialism
57. Hypermania Severe mania
58. Hypomania Minor mania
59. Hysteromania Nymphomania
60. Iconomania Obsession with icons or portraits
61. Idolomania Obsession or devotion to idols
62. Infomania Excessive devotion to accumulating facts
63. Islomania Craze or obsession for islands
64. Italomania Obsession with Italy or Italians
65. Kleptomania Irrational predilection for stealing
66. Klopemania Kleptomania
67. Logomania Pathological loquacity
68. Lypemania Extreme pathological mournfulness
69. Macromania Delusion that objects are larger than natural size
70. Megalomania Abnormal tendency towards grand or grandiose behaviour
71. Melomania Craze for music
72. Methomania Morbid craving for alcohol
73. Metromania Insatiable desire for writing verse
74. Micromania Pathological self-deprecation or belief that one is very small
75. Monomania Abnormal obsession with a single thought or idea
76. Morphinomania Habitual craving or desire for morphine
77. Musomania Obsession with music
78. Mythomania Lying or exaggerating to an abnormal extent
79. Narcomania Uncontrollable craving for narcotics
80. Necromania Sexual obsession with dead bodies; necrophilia
81. Nosomania Delusion of suffering from a disease
82. Nostomania Abnormal desire to go back to familiar places
83. Nymphomania Excessive or crazed sexual desire
84. Oenomania Obsession or craze for wine
85. Oligomania Obsession with a few thoughts or ideas
86. Oniomania Mania for making purchases
87. Onomamania Mania for names
88. Onomatomania Irresistible desire to repeat certain words
89. Onychotillomania Compulsive picking at the fingernails
90. Opiomania Craving for opium
91. Opsomania Abnormal love for one kind of food
92. Orchidomania Abnormal obsession with orchids
93. Parousiamania Obsession with the second coming of Christ
94. Pathomania Moral insanity
95. Peotillomania Abnormal compulsion for pulling on the penis
96. Phagomania Excessive desire for food or eating
97. Phaneromania Habit of biting one’s nails
98. Pharmacomania Abnormal obsession with trying drugs
99. Phonomania Pathological tendency to murder
100. Photomania Pathological desire for light
101. Phyllomania Excessive or abnormal production of leaves
102. Phytomania Obsession with collecting plants
103. Planomania Abnormal desire to wander and disobey social norms
104. Plutomania Mania for money
105. Polemomania Mania for war
106. Politicomania Mania for politics
107. Polkamania Craze for polka dancing
108. Polymania Mania affecting several different mental faculties
109. Poriomania Abnormal compulsion to wander
110. Pornomania Obsession with pornography
111. Potichomania Craze for imitating Oriental porcelain
112. Potomania Abnormal desire to drink alcohol
113. Pseudomania Irrational predilection for lying
114. Pteridomania Passion for ferns
115. Pyromania Craze for starting fires
116. Rhinotillexomania Compulsive nose picking
117. Rinkomania Obsession with skating
118. Satyromania Abnormally great male sexual desire; satyriasis
119. Scribbleomania Obsession with scribbling
120. Sebastomania Religious insanity
121. Sitiomania Morbid aversion to food
122. Sophomania Delusion that one is incredibly intelligent
123. Squandermania Irrational propensity for spending money wastefully
124. Stampomania Obsession with stamp-collecting
125. Syphilomania Pathological belief that one is afflicted with syphilis
126. Technomania Craze for technology
127. Teutomania Obsession with Teutonic or German things
128. Thanatomania Belief that one has been affected by death magic, and resulting illness
129. Theatromania Craze for going to plays
130. Theomania Belief that one is a god
131. Timbromania Craze for stamp collecting
132. Tomomania Irrational predilection for performing surgery
133. Toxicomania Morbid craving for poisons
134. Trichotillomania Neurosis where patient pulls out own hair
135. Tulipomania Obsession with tulips
136. Typhomania Delirious state resulting from typhus fever
137. Typomania Craze for printing one’s lucubrations
138. Uranomania Obsession with the idea of divinity
139. Verbomania Craze for words
140. Xenomania Inordinate attachment to foreign things
141. Zoomania Insane fondness for animals


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