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Corrected List of Manias

Our list of manias was created from the corrected list of phobias by simply replacing phobia with mania. Theoretically, this should work, although there are some things that we usually don't love. This does not mean that the mania word is not possible, so we have simply generated the list to remind ourselves that obsessive love is as real a potential human condition as obsessive fear. For a longer discussion of what we have done, click here.

A person suffering from a mania is a -maniac, e.g. kleptomaniac, blogomaniac, dipsomania. The adjective describing these conditions is -manic, e.g. kleptomanic, blogomanic, dipsomanic. You may convert the adjectives into adverbs by simply adding -ly.

For a list of corresponding phobias, click here

For a list of corresponding philias, click here

To take the alphaDictionary Phobias Test, click here.


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Mania Uncontrolable Obsession for
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ablutomaniawashing or bathing
acaromaniaitching
aceromaniasourness or sour things
achluomaniadarkness
acousticomanianoise
acromaniaheights, high places
aeroacromaniaopen high places
aeronauseomaniaairsickness
aeromaniaair or drafts
agateomaniainsanity
agoramaniaopen or public places
agathomaniakindness
agriozoomaniawild animals
agyromaniastreets or crossing them
aichmomaniasharp or pointed objects
ailuromaniacats
albuminuromaniaalbumen in the urine or kidney disease
alektoromaniaroosters or chickens
algomaniapain
alliomaniagarlic (Latinized; see scorodomania)
allodoxamaniadifferent opinions
altomaniaheights, high places (Latinized; see acromania)
amathomaniadust
amaxomaniariding in a car or wagon
ambulomaniawalking
amnesiomaniaforgetting
amychomaniabeing scratched
anablemanialooking up
andromaniamen
anemomaniawind or drafts
anginomaniaangina, choking tightness
Anglomaniathings English
ankylomaniaimmobility of a joint
anthomaniaflowers
anthropomaniapeople or society
antlomaniafloods
anuptomaniastaying single
apeiromaniainfinity
aphenomaniariches, wealth
apiomaniabees
apotemnomaniapersons with amputations
arachibutyromaniapeanut butter sticking in your mouth
arachnemaniaspiders (See also arachnomania)
arachnomaniaspiders (See also arachnemania)
arithmomanianumbers
astromaniastars or celestial space
asymmetromaniaasymmetrical things
ataxiomanialoss of muscular coordination
ataxomaniadisorder or untidiness
atelomaniaimperfection
atemaniaruin or ruins
athazagoramaniaforgetfulness or being forgotton
atomosomaniaatomic explosions
atychimaniafailure or misfortune
augomaniabright lights, glare, sunlight
aulomaniaflutes
auromaniagold
auroromaniathe Northern Lights
autodysomomaniabad odors or people with them
automatonomaniaautomatons
automysomaniabeing dirty
automaniasolitude, being alone
aviatomaniaflying (See also aviomania)
aviomaniaflying (See also aviatomania)
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bacillomaniamicrobes
bacteriomaniabacteria
ballistomaniamissiles, including bullets
baromaniagravity
basimaniafalling or being unable to stand
bathymaniadepth or deep water
batrachomaniaamphibians, such as frogs
belonemaniasharp, pointed objects (See also aichmomania)
BeatlemaniaThe Beatles
bibliomaniabooks
biomanianature
blennomaniaslime
blogomaniablogs and writing them
BolshemaniaBolsheviks
botanomaniaplants
bromidromaniabody smells (Questionable; see also bromidrosimania)
bromidrosimaniabody smells (Questionable; see also bromidromania)
brontomaniathunder and lightning
bufonomaniatoads
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cacomaniaugliness
cainomanianewness, novelty, change (See also cainotomania)
cainotomanianewness, novelty, change (See also cainomania)
caligynemaniabeautiful women
canceromaniacancer (Better: carcinomania)
carcinomaniacancer (Preferable to canceromania)
cardiomaniaheart, the
carnomaniameat
catagelomaniabeing ridiculed
catapedomaniajumping
cathisomaniasitting
catoptromaniamirrors
cenomaniaempty spaces
centomanianew things or ideas
ceraunomaniathunder and lightning
chaetomaniahair
cheimatomaniathe cold or cold things
chemomaniachemicals
cheromaniagaiety
chionomaniasnow
chiraptomaniabeing touched
chiromaniahands
choleromaniaanger or cholera
choromaniadancing
chromatomaniacolors
chrometomaniamoney
chronomentromaniaclocks
chronomaniatime
cibomaniafood
cibomaniafood (See also Sitomania, Sitiomania)
claustromaniaconfinement
cleptomania stealing (see kleptomania)
cleithromaniabeing enclosed (See also clithromania)
clinomaniagoing to bed
clithromaniabeing enclosed
cnidomaniastings
coimetromaniacemeteries
coitomaniasex or sexual relations
cometomaniacomets
contreltomaniasexual abuse
coprastasomaniaconstipation
copromaniafeces
coulromaniaclowns
countermaniafearful situations
cremnomaniacliffs and precipices
cryomaniaextreme cold, ice or frost
crystallomaniacrystals or glass
cybermaniaInternet, the
cyclomaniacycles or bicycles
cymomaniawaves or waviness
cynomaniadogs or rabies
cyprianomaniaprostitutes or venereal disease
cypridomaniavenereal disease
cyprinomaniaprostitutes
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daimonomaniaghosts or demons
decalcomaniadecals
defecaloesiomaniapainful bowels movements
deipnomaniadining
dementomaniainsanity
demonomaniaghosts or demons
demomaniapeople
dendromaniatrees
dentomaniadentists or dentistry
dermatomaniaskin disease (See also dermatosiomania)
dermatosiomaniaskin disease (See also dermatomania)
dextromaniathings on the right
diabetomaniadiabetes
didaskaleinomaniagoing to school
dikemaniajustice, lawsuits
dinomaniadizziness or whirlpools
diplomaniadouble vision
dipsomaniadrinking (spirits. alcohol)
dishabiliomaniaundressing in front of someone
dontomaniateeth
doromaniafur animal skins
doxomaniaopinions or praise
drapetomaniarunning away from home
dromomaniathe road: travel, wandering, journeys
dysmorphomaniaphysical deformity
dystychimaniaaccidents
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ecclesiomaniachurch
ecomaniathe home or houses (See also oikomania)
eisoptromaniamirrors
electromaniaelectricity
eleutheromaniafreedom
emetomaniavomiting
enetomaniapins
enissomaniaattack or criticism
enochlomaniacrowds
entomomaniainsects
eosomaniadawn or daylight
ephebomaniateenagers
epistaxiomanianosebleeds
epistemomaniaknowledge
equinomaniahorses (Better hippomania)
eremomaniabeing oneself or of loneliness
ereuthomaniared or anything red (See also erythromania, erytomania)
ergasiomaniawork or functioning
ergomaniawork
eromanialove, love-making
erotomaniathe erotic, eroticism
erythromaniared or anything red (See also erytomania, ereuthomania)
erytomaniared or anything red (See also erythromania, ereuthomania)
eumaniagoodness or things good
eurotomaniafemale private parts
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febrimaniafever (See also fibriomania)
fibriomaniafever (See also febrimania)
Francomaniathings French (See also Gallomania, Galiomania)
frigomaniacold or cold things
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Gallomaniathings French (See also Francomania, Galiomania)
gamomaniamarriage
geliomanialaughter
geniomaniachins
genomaniasex
genumaniaknees
gephyromaniacrossing bridges
gerascomaniagrowing old
germanomaniagermany or german culture
gerontomaniaold people
geumomaniataste
glossomanialanguage or speaking
gnosiomaniaknowledge
goetomaniawitches and witchcraft
graphomaniawriting or script
gymnomanianudity
gynemaniawomen
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hademaniahell (See also stygiomania)
hagiomaniasaints or holy things
hamartomaniasinning or sin
haphemaniabeing touched
haptemaniabeing touched (See also haphemania)
harpaxomaniabeing robbed
hedonomaniafeeling pleasure
heliomaniathe sun or sunlight
HellenologomaniaGreek words or scientific terms
Hellenomaniathings Greek
helminthomaniaworms
hematomaniablood
hemomaniablood
hereiomaniachallenges to official doctrine
herpetomaniareptiles
heteromaniathe opposite sex
hieromaniapriests or sacred things
hippomaniahorses (Better than equinomania)
hobomaniabums or beggars (Joke)
hodomaniaroad travel
homichlomaniafog
homilomaniasermons
homomaniahomosexuals or homosexuality
homomaniapeople
homomaniasameness
hoplomaniafirearms
hormemaniashock
hyalomaniaglass (See also hyelomania)
hydrargyomaniamercurial medicines
hydromaniawater or rabies
hydrophobomaniarabies
hyelomaniaglass (See also hyalomania)
hygromanialiquid or moisture
hygromanialiquids, dampness, or moisture
hylemaniamaterialism or epilepsy
hylomaniaforests
hypegiamaniaresponsibility
hypengyomaniaresponsibility
hypnomaniasleep or hypnosis
hypsomaniaheight
iatromaniadoctors
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ichthyomaniafish
iconomaniapictures or images
ideomaniaideas
illyngomaniavertigo
insectomaniainsects
iomaniapoison
IslamomaniaIslam
isolomaniasolitude, being alone
isopteromaniatermites
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Japanomaniathings Japanese
JudeomaniaJews
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kainomanianovelty, innovation
kainotomaniachange
kakorrhaphiomaniafailure or defeat
katagelomaniaridicule
kathisomaniasitting down
kenomaniaempty spaces
keraunomaniathunder and lightning (See also ceraunomania)
kinesomaniamovement or motion (See also kinetomania)
kinetomaniamovement or motion (See also kinesomania)
kleptomaniastealing
koinonimaniarooms
kolpomaniaprivate parts, particularly female
koniomaniadust (See also amathomania)
kopomaniafatigue
kosmomaniacosmos, cosmic phenomena
kymomaniawaves or undulation (See also cymomania)
kynomaniadogs or rabies
kyphomaniastooping
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lachanomaniavegetables
laliomaniaspeaking (See also lalomania)
lalomaniaspeaking (Peferable to laliomania)
lepromanialeprosy
leukomaniawhite, the color
ligyromanialoud or shrill noises
lilapsomaniatornadoes and hurricanes
limnomanialakes
linonomaniastring
litigomanialaw suits (See also dikomania)
logizomechanomaniacomputers
logomaniawords (Better than verbomania)
loutromaniawashing or bathing
luimanialues, syphillis
lutramaniaotters
lygomaniadarkness
lyssomaniarabies or madness
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macromanialong waits
mageirocomaniacooking
maieusiomaniachildbirth
malaxomaniasoftening, softness
maniamaniainsanity
mastigomaniapunishment
mechanomaniamachines
megalomanialarge things
melanomaniablack, the color
melissomaniabees
melomaniamusic
meningitomaniabrain disease
menomaniamenstruation
merinthomaniabeing tied up
metallomaniametal
metathesiomaniachanges
meteoromaniameteors
methymaniaalcohol
metromaniapoetry
microbiomaniamicrobes (See also bacillomania)
micromaniasmall things
misomaniahatred
mnemomaniamemories
molysmomaniacontamination
monopathomaniasingle disease
monomaniasolitude or being alone
motoromaniamotors
musculomaniamuscles
musomaniamice or muscles
mycomaniamushrooms
mycromaniasmall things
myrmecomaniaants
mysomaniadirt or germs
mythomaniamyths or gossip
myxomaniaslime (See also blennomania)
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nebulamaniafog (See also homichlomania)
necromaniadeath or dead things
negromaniaAfricans or African Americans
nelomaniaglass
neopharmamanianew drugs
neomaniaanything new
nephomaniaclouds
noctimaniathe night (Better nyctomania)
nomatomanianames
nomomaniacellphones
nosocomemaniahospitals
nosomaniaillness or disease
nostomaniareturning home
novercamaniayour stepmother or stepmothers
nucleomitomanianuclear weapons
nudomanianudity
numeromanianumbers
nyctohylomaniaforests at night
nyctomanianight, dark (Better than noctimania)
nymphomaniasex (said of women)
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obesomaniaobesity
ochlomaniacrowds or mobs
ochomaniavehicles
octomania8, the figure or number
odontomaniateeth or dentistry
odynemaniapain (See also agliomania)
oenomaniawines
oikomaniathe home or houses (See also ecomania)
olfactomaniasmells
ombromaniarain
ommatomaniaeyes (See also ommetamania)
ommetamaniaeyes (See also ommatamania)
oneirogmomaniawet dreams
oneiromaniadreams
onomatomaniawords or a certain word
ophidiomaniasnakes
ophthalmomaniabeing stared or looked at
opiomaniamedicine
optomaniaopening one's eyes
ornithomaniabirds
orthomaniaproperty
osmomaniasmells or odors (See also osphresiomania)
osphresiomaniasmells or odors (See also osmomania)
ostraconomaniashellfish
ouranomaniaheaven (See also uranomania)
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paedomaniachildren or dolls (See also pedomania)
pagomaniaice or frost
panomaniaeverything (See also pantomania)
panthomaniasuffering and disease
pantomaniaeverything (See also panomania)
papamaniathe Pope
papyromaniapaper
paralipomanianeglecting duty or responsibility
paramaniasexual perversion
parasitomaniaparasites
paraskavedekatriamaniaFriday the 13th (Joke)
parthenomaniayoung girls
parturimaniachildbirth
pathomaniadisease
patroiomaniaheredity
peccatomaniasinning or crimes
pediculomanialice
pediomaniadolls
pedomaniachildren or dolls (See also paedomania)
peladomaniabald people
pellagromaniapellagra
peniamaniapoverty
pentheromaniayour mother-in-law or mother-in-laws (See also novercamania)
phagomaniaeating or of being eaten
phalacromaniabecoming bald
phallomaniapenis, esp erect
pharmacomaniadrugs or medicines
phasmomaniaghosts
phengomaniadaylight or sunshine
philematomaniakissing
philemomaniakissing
philomaniaaffection, kindness.
philosomaniaphilosophy, learning
phallainomaniawhales
phobomaniafear or manias
phonomaniasounds, voices, or telephones
photomanialight
phronemomaniathinking
phtheiromanialice
phthisiomaniatuberculosis
placomaniatombstones
plutomaniawealth
pluviomaniarain
pneumatomaniaspirits
pnigeromaniachoking of being smothered (See also pnigomania)
pnigomaniachoking of being smothered (See also pnigeromania)
pogomaniabeards
poinemaniapunishment
poliomaniapoliomyelitis or gray, the color
politicomaniapolitics or politicians
polymaniamany things
ponomaniaoverworking or of pain
pornomaniapornography
pornographomaniapornography
porphyromaniapurple, the color
potamomaniarivers or running water
potomaniaalcohol or drinking
proctomaniarectums
prosomaniaprogress
psellismomaniastuttering
psychomaniamind
psychromaniacold (See also frigomania)
pteridomaniaferns
pteromaniafeathers or being tickled by them; birds
pupamaniapuppets
pyrexiomaniafever
pyromaniafire
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radiomaniaradiation, x-rays, or radios
ranomaniafrogs
rhabdomaniaswitch, the rod, or punishment
rhypomaniadefecation
rhytomaniawrinkles or getting wrinkles
rupomaniadirt
Russomaniarussians
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samhainomaniahalloween (Joke)
sarmassomanialove play (Questionable word)
SatanomaniaSatan
scabiomaniascabies
scatomaniafecal matter
scelerophibiaevil, evil people
sciomaniashadows
scolecimaniaworms
scolionomaniaschool
scopomaniabeing looked at
scorodomaniagarlic (Better than alliumomania)
scotomaniadarkness (See also achluomania, nychtomania)
scriptomaniawriting in public
selachomaniasharks
selamanialight flashes
selenomaniathe moon
seplomaniadecaying matter
sesquipedalomanialong words
sexomaniasex
siderodromomaniatrains, railroads or train travel
sideromaniairon or steel
sinistromaniathings to the left or left-handedness
sinomaniathings Chinese
sitiomaniafood (See also cibomania)
scorodomaniagarlic (Better than alliummania)
soceromaniaparents-in-law
sociomaniasociety or people in general
somnemaniasleep or dreams
sophomaniawisdom or learning
spermatomaniagerms (See also spermomania)
spermomaniagerms (See also spermatomania)
sphekomaniawasps
stasemaniastanding or walking (ambulomania)
stauromaniacrosses or the crucifix
stenomanianarrow things or places
stygiomaniahell (See also Latinized hademania)
symbolomaniasymbolism
symmetromaniasymmetry
syngeneamaniarelatives
syphilomaniasyphilis
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tachomaniaspeed
taeniomaniatapeworms (See also teniomania)
taphemaniaof cemeteries or of being buried alive
tapinomaniabeing contagious
tauromaniabulls
technomaniatechnology
teleomaniadefinite plans
telephonomaniatelephones
teniomaniatapeworms (See also taeniomania)
teratomaniamonsters or deformities
testomaniatests, taking tests (Joke)
tetanomanialockjaw, tetanus
TeutomaniaGermans or things German
textomaniacertain fabrics
thassomaniasitting
thalassomaniasea, ocean
thanatomaniadeath or dying
theatromaniatheatres
theologomaniatheology or religious study
theomaniagods or religion
thermomaniaheat
tocomaniapregnancy or childbirth
tomomaniasurgical operations
topomaniaperforming in certain places
toxomaniapoison or being poisoned
traumatomaniainjury
tremomaniatrembling
trichinomaniatrichinosis
trichopathomaniahair disorders
trichomaniahair
trichotillomaniapulling the hair out
triskaidekamaniathe number 13 (Joke)
tropomaniachanges
trypanomaniainjections
tuberculomaniatuberculosis
typhlomaniablindness
tyrannomaniatyrants
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uranomaniaheaven (See also ouranomania)
uromaniaurine or urination
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vaccinomaniainjections or vaccination
venusomaniabeautiful women (Joke)
verbomaniawords (Latinized; see logomania)
verminomaniagerms
vestimaniaclothing
vitricomaniastepfather
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WalloonomaniaWalloons
wiccomaniawitches and witchcraft (Joke; see gaetomania)
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xanthomaniayellow, the color
xenoglossomaniaforeign languages
xenomaniastrangers or foreigners
xeromaniadryness
xeroxomaniapaper copies (Joke)
xylomaniawood or forests
xyromaniarazors
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zelomaniajealousy
zemmomaniathe great mole rat (Joke)
zoomaniaanimals