American + -itis, because Americans were said to be particularly prone to the condition. Popularised by William James.
"americanitis." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 18 December 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/americanitis>.
americanitis. (n.d.). Retrieved December 18th, 2018, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/americanitis
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