Locura; pronounced lo|cu|ra Spanish for insanity.
Symptoms of Locura are very similar to schizophrenia, which includes auditory and visual hallucinations, possible violence, incoherence, unpredictability,and agitation. People with Locura have an inability to follow social rules of interaction. This form of chronic psychosis is considered to be severe, and is exhibited as having multiple difficulties in life and/or vulnerability. Probably why this band has had so many problems over the years.
Locura or schizophreniform disorder (SFD) as it would be more commonly referred to in other regions of the world. Characteristics of somebody who might be suffering from SFD include: Agitation, incoherence, erratic behavior, hallucinations and social dysfunction. Some believe that Locura is only seen in Latino cultures, with certain/specific symptoms & characteristics but any evidence of this has been found to be inconclusive.
We believe Locura and schizophreniform disorder (SFD) are exactly the same thing. Its just two different words that basically mean the same thing.
I personally prefer the word Locura. Its hard enough pronouncing Supercalifragilisticexpialadoshious let alone pronouncing that word without the abbreviation; SFD.
The Encyclopedia of Mind Disorders defines SFD as a "time-limited illness wherein the sufferer has experienced at least two major symptoms of psychosis for longer than one month but fewer than six months. Hallucinations, delusions, and strange bodily movements or lack of movements (catatonic behavior) are all symptoms that may be observed. Additionally, minimal or peculiar speech, lack of drive to act on one's own behalf, bizarre behavior, an impassive quality to one's emotions or near-absent emotionality are all typical symptoms that may occur in SFD."