Definitions for maniaˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•ni•aˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yə(n.)(pl.)-ni•as.

  1. excessive excitement or enthusiasm.

  2. a pathological state characterized by euphoric mood, excessive activity or talkativeness, impaired judgment, and sometimes psychotic symptoms.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of mania:

1350–1400; < L < Gk manía madness

-mania

  1. a combining form of mania (megalomania); extended to mean “enthusiasm, often of an extreme and transient nature,” for that specified by the initial element (bibliomania).

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mania, passion, cacoethes(noun)

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

  2. mania, manic disorder(noun)

    a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently

Wiktionary

  1. mania(Noun)

    Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity.

  2. mania(Noun)

    Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; fanaticism

  3. Origin: From mania, from μανία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mania(noun)

    violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium

  2. Mania(noun)

    excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania

Freebase

  1. 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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mania(noun)

a form of mental illness in which the sufferer is over-active, over-excited, and unreasonably happy.

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