theomania


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the·o·ma·ni·a

(thē'ō-mā'nē-ă),
A delusion in which one believes oneself God.
[G. theos, god, + mania, frenzy]
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theomania

(thē-ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. theos, god, + mania, madness]
Religious insanity; esp. that in which the patient thinks he or she is a deity or has divine inspiration.
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In addition, the physician had to "obtain control over the mind," gain the patient's confidence, and "combat delusions and passions by counter-passions." Theomania was caused by fear, partly the result of a "false notion of religion", but also due to the patient's "degenerated moral condition." (41)
(41.) Allan McLane Hamilton, "Theomania," The Journal of Psychological Medicine, vi (1872): 529-35.
Theomania has swept the country since 19-year-old Walcott became a national hero by scoring a hat-trick in England's 4-1 victory in Croatia last week.