Definitions for maniaˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yə
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mania, passion, cacoethes(noun)
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
mania, manic disorder(noun)
a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity.
Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; fanaticism
Origin: From mania, from μανία.
violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium
excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania
Mania is a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels. In a sense, it is the opposite of depression. Mania is a necessary symptom for certain psychiatric diagnoses. The word derives from the Greek "μανία", "madness, frenzy" and that from the verb "μαίνομαι", "to be mad, to rage, to be furious". In addition to mood disorders, persons may exhibit manic behaviour because of drug intoxication, medication side effects, and malignancy. But mania is most often associated with bipolar disorder, where episodes of mania may alternate with episodes of major depression. Gelder, Mayou, and Geddes suggest that it is vital that mania be predicted in the early stages because otherwise the patient becomes reluctant to comply to the treatment. The criteria for bipolar disorder do not include depressive episodes, and the presence of mania in the absence of depressive episodes is sufficient for a diagnosis. Regardless, those who never experience depression also experience cyclical changes in mood. These cycles are often affected by changes in sleep cycle, diurnal rhythms, and environmental stressors.
Anagrams of mania
amain, Amina, amnia, anima
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