|1.||See also manic depression a mental disorder characterized by great excitement and occasionally violent behaviour|
|2.||an obsessional enthusiasm or partiality: a mania for mushrooms|
|[C14: via Late Latin from Greek: madness]|
mania ma·ni·a (mā'nē-ə, mān'yə)
A manifestation of bipolar disorder characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety, and excessive physical activity.
Violent, abnormal, or impulsive behavior. In psychological terms, mania is wild activity associated with manic depression.
Note: A “mania” in popular terms is an intense enthusiasm or craze.