Definitions for maniaˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yə

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mania

    mā′ni-a, n. violent madness: insanity: excessive or unreasonable desire.—n. Mā′niac, a person affected with mania: a madman.—adj. raving mad.—adj. Maniacal (ma-nī′a-kal).adv. Manī′acally. [L.,—Gr. mania; cf. menos, mind.]

Anagrams for mania »

  1. amain, Amina, amnia, anima

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mania in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mania in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brandon Foster:

    I called this man out at a red light for driving like a mania, he then followed me to my destination driving recklessly, and stopping traffic to continue the argument.

  2. Louis Aragon:

    Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.

  3. Stephen King:

    The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.

  4. Stephen King:

    The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.

  5. Scott Stapp:

    Alcohol and marijuana gave me temporary relief, the marijuana took me out of depression at times and alcohol took me out of my mania. After a long period of time of using those things to get balanced, that’s when addiction manifested. It took a number of years before it went from a self-medicating tool to full-blown alcoholism.

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