|Origin:||Greek, from mainesthai 'to be mentally ill'|
ma‧ni‧a [uncountable and countable]
a strong desire for something or interest in something, especially one that affects a lot of people at the same time [= craze]
the Victorian mania for butterfly collecting
religious/football/disco etc mania
Keep-fit mania has hit some of the girls in the office.
a serious mental illness