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MONOMANIA. med. jur. Insanity only upon a particular subject; and with a single delusion of the mind.
     2. The most simple form of this disorder is that in which the patient has imbibed some single notion, contrary to common sense and to his own experience, and which seems, and no doubt really is, dependent on errors of sensation. It is supposed the mind in other respects retains its intellectual powers. In order to avoid any civil act done, or criminal responsibility incurred, it must manifestly appear that the act in question was the effect of monomania. Cyclop. Pract. Medicine, title Soundness and Unsoundness of Mind; Dr. Ray on Insanity, Sec. 203; 13 Ves. 89; 3 Bro. C. C. 444; 1 Addams' R. 283; Hagg. R. 18; 2 Addams' R. 102; 2 Addams' R. 79, 94, 209; 5 Car. & P. 168; Dr. Burrows on Insanity, 484, 485. Vide Delusion; Mania; and Trebuchet, Jur. de la Med. 55 to 58.

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Ishmael's identification with that monomania is further evident in his recollection of susceptibility to fanaticism, as embodied in the lunatic Gabriel, by the crew of the Jeroboam: "Nor is the history of fanatics half so striking in respect to the measureless self-deception of the fanatic himself, as his measureless power of deceiving and bedeviling so many others" (315).
(4) Asi por ejemplo, el facultativo senala que "la mayor parte de los insanos pertenecientes a la real Irlanda son afectos de monomania religiosa" (Melendez 1883: 173).
Las perturbaciones mentales, cualquiera que sea la forma con que se presenten, tienen una gran influencia en el suicidio [...] el numero de suicidios que la locura determina, es considerable, pero se ha observado que la inclinacion es mas manifiesta en los individuos que son victimas de alguna monomania triste, (38) y que son asediados por concepciones delirantes o falsas percepciones, que no tardan en sentir una propension invencible a terminar con su existencia.
Meenakshi, Research Scholar, Monomania Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India
memorably put it, " 'dramatic monologue' is a generic term whose practical usefulness does not seem to have been impaired by the failure of literary historians and taxonomists to achieve consensus in its definition." "From Monomania to Monologue: 'St.
Murat places the historical phenomenon within not only the contemporary diagnostic contexts (monomania and general paresis) but also within the shifting political events of the age.
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After examination by a government doctor, he was declared mentally ill and was diagnosed with monomania religiosa, meaning he would mimic the actions of a priest.
Tapping into the nosological terminology of his time, he labels the Millerite delusion "epidemic or contagious monomania " (p 251).
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Making every different thing yield up its tiny quiddity of sameness, monomania is boring, monomania is inventive, monomania is powerful.
Kekes notes that the demand that we listen to a naturalistic inner voice is but a form of monomania.