dipsomania


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dipsomania

a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
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Acts 203 (entitled "An Act relative to the commitment of women subject to dipsomania or inebriety").
Dipsomania is a pathological state consisting of morbid, uncontrollable, periodical need to consume alcohol in large quantities every week and month.
By the 1880 population count, this had expanded to 7, including dipsomania and epilepsy.
One of the first classifications of mental illness was developed for the purpose of the census in the 1880s and consisted of seven categories: mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia, dipsomania, and epilepsy (Grob, 1991).
Neither character is much moved or changed by the events he or she narrates (with the exception of the Woman's descent into dipsomania, which Fitzhugh doesn't adequately establish).
The joy of discovery, what Thomas Huxley called the Divine Dipsomania, is the rush that accompanies learning something no one else has known.
Developing such categories as 'monomania', 'kleptomania', 'dipsomania', and 'moral insanity', they had maintained that much aberrant conduct traditionally labelled vice, sin, and crime were, in truth, mental disorders, that should be treated psychiatrically in the asylum.