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ablutomane one obsessed with washing.
aboulia (Greek) an abnormal lack of ability to act or to make decisions.
aboulic relating to aboulia, loss of willpower.
abreact to resolve a neurosis by reviving forgotten or repressed ideas of the event first causing it.
abreaction the resolution of a neurosis by reviving forgotten or repressed ideas of the event first causing it.
abreactive relating to abreaction, the resolution of a neurosis by reviving forgotten or repressed ideas of the event first causing it.
abulia (Greek) abnormal lack of ability to act or to make decisions.
abulic relating to abulia, loss of willpower.
acrasia (Greek) loss of self-control.
acratic pertaining to acrasia or lack of self-control.
aeroneurosis flight fatigue, a nervous disorder of airmen, with emotional and physical symptoms.
affluenza a malaise said to affect affluent young people, characterised by guilt feelings.
agnosia the loss of the ability to recognize familiar things or people, usually caused by brain injury.
agnosic relating to agnosia, the loss of the ability to recognize familiar things or people.
akathisia a psychological condition characterised by agitation and a frequent desire to alter the posture.
akrasia (Greek) loss of self-control.
akratic relating to akrasia, loss of self-control.
alexia a neurological disorder marked by the loss of ability to read words, aka word blindness.
alexic relating to alexia, the inability to read.
algolagnia a perversion (as sadism or masochism) characterized by pleasure and esp sexual gratification in inflicting or suffering pain.
algolagniac one who suffers from algolagnia.
algolagnic relating to algolagnia.
alienism the study of mental disease.
ament a person who fails to develop mentally.
amentia temporary insanity or a dazed trance.
amnesia loss of memory.
amnesiac one suffering from amnesia.
amnesic of or pertaining to amnesia; (noun) one suffering from amnesia.
amnestic causing loss of memory.
anglomania a craze or obsession with England and the English.
anglomaniac one suffering from anglomania.
angst (Ger.) a state of morbid fear or anxiety.
angsty displaying or feeling angst.
anhedonia an unresponsiveness to pleasure.
anhedonic suffering from anhedonia, unable to experience pleasure.
anoesis consciousness with sensation but without thought and without understanding of the environment.
anoetic of or pertaining to anoesis, consciousness with sensation but without thought.
anomie (Fr.) a condition of hopelessness caused or characterized by breakdown of rules of conduct and loss of belief and sense of purpose.
anomy (Fr.) a condition of hopelessness caused or characterized by breakdown of rules of conduct and loss of belief and sense of purpose.
anorectal pertaining to anorexia.
anorectic pertaining to anorexia; (noun) one suffering from anorexia.
anoretic pertaining to anorexia; (noun) one suffering from anorexia.
anorexia want of appetite, without a loathing of food.
anorexic pertaining to anorexia; (noun) one suffering from anorexia.
anorexigenic promoting or causing anorexia.
anorexy want of appetite, without a loathing of food.
anterograde as in anterograde amnesia, loss of memory for events after injury to the brain or mental trauma, with little effect on information acquired previously.
anthomania an obsession with flowers.
anthomaniac one suffering from anthomania, an obsession with flowers.
aphasia the inability to use or comprehend words.
aphasiac one suffering from aphasia, the inability to use or comprehend words.
aphasic suffering from aphasia; (noun) one suffering from aphasia.
aphrodisia sexual desire, esp violent.
apimania an excessive interest in bees.
arithmomania an obsession with numbers, esp compulsion to count things.
astereognosis the inability to recognize objects by touch.
autist one who suffers from autism.
autistic relating to autism (noun) a person affected by autism
autistically (Adv.) AUTISTIC, suffering from autism.
autohypnosis self-induced and usually automatic hypnosis.
autohypnotic relating to autohypnosis.
autophoby a shrinking from making any reference to oneself.
balletomania an abnormal fondness for ballet.
bibliomane one with a mania for collecting books.
bibliomania a craze for books or reading.
bibliomaniacal relating to bibliomania.
bulimia (Greek) an eating disorder in which binge eating is followed by depression and guilt, self-induced vomiting and purging, etc.
bulimiac relating to bulimia.
bulimic relating to bulimia; (noun) one suffering from bulimia.
bulimus (Greek) an eating disorder in which binge eating is followed by depression and guilt, self-induced vomiting and purging, etc.
bulimy (Greek) an eating disorder in which binge eating is followed by depression and guilt, self-induced vomiting and purging, etc.
cacoethes (Greek) an insatiable desire or mania; a bad habit.
cacoethic relating to cacoethes, an insatiable desire or mania.
catatonia a trancelike state.
catatonic in a trancelike state (noun) one suffering from catatonia
catatonically (Adv.) CATATONIC, suffering from catatonia, a trancelike state.
catatony periodic rigidity in schizophrenia.
chemopsychiatry treatment of mental illness by drugs.
cleptomania an obsessive urge to steal, driven by emotional disturbance rather than material need.
cleptomaniac a person having an obsessive urge to steal.
compulsive driven by an ungovernable impulse (noun) one driven by an ungovernable impulse
compulsively (Adv.) COMPULSIVE, driven by an ungovernable impulse.
coprolalia an uncontrollable or obsessive use of obscene language.
coprolaliac relating to coprolalia, the uncontrolled, often excessive use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders.
coprophilia an abnormal liking for excrement.
coprophiliac one suffering from coprophilia.
coprophilic relating to coprophilia, an abnormal liking for excrement.
crackup a mental breakdown.
cyclothyme a person with a cyclothymic temperament, having alternating moods of euphoria and depression.
cyclothymia a mental condition of alternating moods of euphoria and depression.
dartitis a nervous condition affecting darts players, resulting in an inability to release the dart.
delusionist one who suffers from delusions.
derealisation a feeling of altered reality (as that occurring in schizophrenia or in some drug reactions) in which one's surroundings appear unreal or unfamiliar.
derealization a feeling of altered reality (as that occurring in schizophrenia or in some drug reactions) in which one's surroundings appear unreal or unfamiliar.
disinhibition the removal of inhibitions controlling normal behaviour.
dyscalculia the inability to calculate correctly.
dysgraphic (Someone) suffering from dysgraphia, the inability to write.
dysmorphic obsessively concerned with supposed defects in one's appearance.
dysthymia a mild depression, despondency.
dysthymiac a person who suffers from dysthymia, despondency.
echolalia the often pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if echoing them.
echolalic of or like echolalia, the often pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if echoing them.
echopraxia in mental illness, echo-like repetition of another's actions.
echopraxis in mental illness, echo-like repetition of another's actions.
egomania excessive preoccupation with the self.
egomaniac one suffering from egomania, excessive preoccupation with the self.
egomaniacal of or like an egomaniac.
egomaniacally (Adv.) EGOMANIACAL, of or like an egomaniac.
eleutheromania a manic desire for freedom.
erethic showing erethism, abnormal irritability.
erethism abnormal irritability.
erethistic causing erethism, abnormal irritability.
erethitic causing erethism, abnormal irritability.
ergomania excessive desire to work.
ergomaniac one who suffers from ergomania, excessive desire to work.
erotomania an unusually strong sexual desire.
erotomaniac one suffering from erotomania, an unusually strong sexual desire.
etheromania addiction to the taking of ether.
europhobia an irrational fear of Europe and things European.
europhobic suffering from europhobia, an irrational fear of Europe and things European.
flagellomania an obsession with flogging.
flagellomaniac a sufferer from flagellomania.
francomania an obsession with France and the French.
graphomania an obsession with writing.
gynophobe a person who hates or fears women.
hallucinator one who hallucinates.
hallucinosis a pathological mental state characterized by hallucinations.
hebephrenia a form of dementia occuring at puberty.
hebephreniac one suffering from hebephrenia, a form of dementia occuring at puberty.
hebephrenic one suffering from hebephrenia, a form of dementia occuring at puberty.
hydromania an irrational craving for water.
hyperactive affected with or exhibiting hyperactivity; (noun) one who is hyperactive.
hypermania an extreme form of mania.
hypermanic suffering from hypermania, an extreme form of mania.
hypermnesia abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past.
hypermnesic relating to hypermnesia.
hypnoanalysis psychoanalysis conducted on a hypnotized person.
hypnoanalytic related to hypnoanalysis, psychoanalysis conducted on a hypnotized person.
hypochondria suffering from imaginary illness.
hypochondriac one who suffers from hypochondria.
hypochondriasis morbid concern about one's health esp when accompanied by delusions of physical disease.
hypochondriasm hypochondria.
hypochondriast a hypochondriac.
hypomania slightly abnormal overactivity and elation.
hypomanic relating to hypomania, a mild form of mania; (noun) one afflicted with hypomania.
hyponea dulled mental activity.
hyponoia dulled mental activity.
hysteromania hysterical mania, often marked by erotic delusions and an excessive desire to attract attention.
idiotism the medical state of being an idiot.
infantilism retention of childish physical, mental, or emotional qualities in adult life.
infomania an excessive desire for information.
insanie (Shakesp.) insanity.
islomania an obsessional enthusiasm for islands.
katharsis (Greek) a natural or artificial purgation of any passage, as of the mouth, bowels, etc.
klepto a person having an obsessive urge to steal.
kleptomania an obsessive urge to steal, driven by emotional disturbance rather than material need.
kleptomaniac a person having an obsessive urge to steal.
latah a psychological condition, observed esp in Malaysian cultures, in which an individual, after experiencing a shock, becomes anxious and suggestible, often imitating the actions of another person.
mania an excessive interest or enthusiasm.
manic affected by mania (noun) someone affected by mania
manically (Adv.) MANIC, of or affected by mania.
masochism the derivation of sexual gratification from the suffering of pain.
masochist one who derives sexual gratification from the suffering of pain.
masochistic relating to masochism.
masochistically (Adv.) MASOCHISTIC, relating to masochism.
megalomania a mania for great or grandiose performance.
megalomaniacal relating to megalomania.
megalomanic relating to megalomania.
melancholia a mental state characterised by dejection and misery.
melancholiac one suffering from melancholia.
melancholic subject to melancholy; (noun) one given to melancholy.
melancholically (Adv.) MELANCHOLIC, subject to melancholy.
melancholily (Adv.) MELANCHOLY, sad, gloomy.
melancholiness the state of being melancholy.
melancholy sad, gloomy (noun) prolonged depression of spirits
melomania a mania for music.
melomanic suffering from melomania, a craze for music.
menticide the systematic undermining of a person's beliefs, attitudes, and values.
methomania a morbid craving for alcohol.
metromania an insatiable desire for writing verse.
monomania an abnormal obsession with a single thought or idea.
monomaniac someone obsessed with one subject only.
morphinomania a habitual craving or desire for morphine.
mythomania an excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating.
mythomaniac a sufferer from mythomania, an excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating.
narcism excessive love of oneself.
narcissism egocentrism.
narcissist one who shows narcissism.
narcissistic relating to narcissism.
narcist one given to narcism, excessive love of oneself.
narcistic excessively admiring of oneself.
narcosynthesis narco-analysis directed toward unearthing repressed memories.
necrophil someone who is morbidly attracted to corpses.
necrophile someone who is morbidly attracted to corpses.
necrophilia the erotic love of corpses.
necrophilic relating to necrophilia.
necrophily the erotic love of corpses.
neophilia an obsessive love of novelty.
neophiliac one suffering from neophilia, an obsessive love of novelty.
neurasthenia nervous debility or breakdown.
neurastheniac one suffering from neurasthenia.
neurasthenic relating to neurasthenia; (noun) one suffering from neurasthenia.
neurofeedback a therapy technique that presents the user with realtime feedback on brainwave activity.
neurosal relating to neurosis.
neurosis nervous activity distinguished from or associated with mental activity.
neurotic suffering from a neurosis (noun) someone given to neurosis
neurotically (Adv.) NEUROTIC, suffering from a neurosis.
neuroticism a neurotic character, condition, or trait.
nootropic acting on the mind; (noun) a nootropic drug.
nostomania an overwhelming desire to return home or to go back to familiar places.
nympho (Short for) a nymphomaniac.
nymphomaniac one afflicted with nymphomania.
oedipal pertaining to the libidinous feelings of a son towards his mother.
oedipally (Adv.) OEDIPAL, pertaining to the libidinous feelings of a son towards his mother.
oenomania an obsession or craze for wine.
opsomania an abnormal love for one kind of food.
orchidomania an obsession with orchids.
orthogenic pertaining to correction of children's mental defects.
orthogenically (Adv.) ORTHOGENIC, pertaining to correction of children's mental defects.
orthomolecular relating to the theory that mental illness is chemical.
paedophilia the sexual love of children.
palilalia a disorder characterized by rapid repetition of words.
paramnesia abnormality of memory, esp forgetting of meaning of words.
paranoea a form of mental derangement; insanity.
paranoeic suffering from paranoia; (noun) someone suffering from paranoia.
paranoia a form of mental derangement.
paranoiac suffering from paranoia; (noun) someone suffering from paranoia.
paranoic suffering from paranoia (noun) someone suffering from paranoia
paranoically (Adv.) PARANOIC, suffering from paranoia.
paranoid suffering from paranoia; (noun) someone suffering from paranoia.
paranoidal suffering from paranoia.
paraphasia a disorder in which one word substituted for another.
paraphasic of or like paraphasia, a disorder in which one word substituted for another.
paraphilia abnormal sexual practices.
paraphiliac a person who indulges in paraphilia, abnormal sexual practices.
paraphrenia any mental disorder of the paranoid type.
paruresis a type of phobia in which the sufferer is unable to urinate in the presence of others.
pedophilia sexual desire for children.
pedophiliac one who suffers from pedophilia, sexual desire for children.
pedophilic relating to pedophilia; (noun) a pedophile.
potichomania a craze for imitating Oriental porcelain.
prosopagnosia inability to recognize familiar faces.
psychoanalyse to subject to psycholanalysis.
psychoanalyser one who psychoanalyses.
psychoanalyze to subject to psychoanalysis.
psychoanalyzer one who psychoanalyzes.
psychogenic derived from the mind.
psychogenically (Adv.) PSYCHOGENIC, derived from the mind.
psychoneurosis neurosis.
psychopathic relating to psychopathy; (noun) a psychopath.
psychopathy the state of being a psychopath.
psychosis a serious mental disorder characterized by eg illusions, delusions, hallucinations, mental confusion and a lack of insight on the part of the patient into his or her condition.
psychosynthesis a form of psychotherapy combining psychoanalytic techniques with meditation and exercise.
psychotic suffering from a psychosis (noun) one suffering from a psychosis
psychotically (Adv.) PSYCHOTIC, suffering from a psychosis.
pteridomania a passion for ferns.
pyromania an obsessive urge to set fire to things.
pyromaniac a sufferer from pyromania, an obsessive urge to set fire to things.
pyromaniacal relating to pyromania.
sadism a tendency to take delight in inflicting pain.
sadist one marked by sadism.
sadistic like a sadist.
sadistically (Adv.) SADISTIC, like a sadist.
schizoid suffering from schizophrenia; (noun) one suffering from schizophrenia.
schizoidal suffering from schizophrenia.
schizophrene one affected with schizophrenia.
schizophrenetic suffering from schizophrenia.
schizophrenia a mental disorder with 'splitting' of personality and separation from environment.
schizophrenic relating to schizophrenia; (noun) one suffering from schizophrenia.
schizothymia schizoid behavior that resembles schizophrenia in the tendency toward autistic thinking but remains within normal limits.
shellshock mental disturbance due to war experiences, once thought to be caused by the bursting of shells.
shellshocked suffering from shellshock.
squandermania irrational propensity for spending money wastefully.
subinhibitory below a level that causes inhibition.
technomania an obsession with technology.
theatromania a craze for going to plays.
theomania the belief that one is God or specially chosen by God on a mission.
timbromania a craze for stamp collecting.
toxicomania a morbid craving for poisons.
tulipomania an obsession with tulips.
typomania the overwhelming urge to see one's name in print.
undinism a psychological obsession with urine and urination.
urolagnia sexual arousal caused by, or associated with, urine or the urination.
xenomania an inordinate attachment to foreign things.
zoanthropic relating to zoanthropy, a form of mental delusion in which a person believes himself or herself to be an animal.
zoanthropy a form of mental delusion in which a person believes himself or herself to be an animal.
zoomania an excessive enthusiasm for animals.
zoophobous having an abnormal fear of animals.
zooscopic relating to zooscopy, a kind of hallucination in which imaginary animal forms are seen.
zooscopy a kind of hallucination in which imaginary animal forms are seen.