Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mania

2 senses of mania

Sense 1
mania, passion, cacoethes -- (an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action)
       => irrational motive -- (a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic)

Sense 2
mania, manic disorder -- (a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently)
       => affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance -- (any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant)

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