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Noun: mania  mey-nee-u
  1. An irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
    - passion, cacoethes
  2. A mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
    - manic disorder

Derived forms: manias

Type of: affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, irrational motive, major affective disorder

Encyclopedia: Mania, Dildarnagar