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monomania

 [mon″o-ma´ne-ah]
a form of mental disorder characterized by preoccupation with one subject or idea.

mon·o·ma·ni·a

(mon'ō-mā'nē-ă),
An obsession or abnormally extreme enthusiasm for a single idea or subject; a psychosis marked by the limitation of the symptoms rather strictly to a certain group, as the delusion in paranoia.
[mono- + G. mania, frenzy]

monomania

(mŏn′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.

mon′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal·ly adv.

mon·o·ma·ni·a

(mon'ō-mā'nē-ă)
An obsession or abnormal enthusiasm for a single idea or subject; a psychosis marked by limitation of symptoms to a certain group, as the delusion in paranoia.
[mono- + G. mania, frenzy]
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Dentro de los famosos casos de "monomanias razonantes" que hicieron mella durante la primera mitad del siglo XIX, figuran homicidios que conmocionaron a la poblacion, entre los que se destaca el de la infanticida Henriette Cornier, quien nunca justifico su crimen, el cual fue perpetrado sin motivo, sin pasion y sin un trasfondo delirante (7).
La "monomania razonante" y la moral insanity fueron entidades clinicas forjadas para tal efecto por los principales exponentes de dicha corriente a principios del siglo XIX.
In public, though, I urged him on, so I could observe, fascinated, the rich workings of his monomanias.
These texts take issue with the dominant early-twentieth-century view of alcoholism as a "volitional monomania" characterized by a failure of will.