Frances Farmer was a heavy drinker, she was prone to mood swings and erratic behavior. She was in and out of mental hospitals and eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia. During her stints in the hospital she was given electric shock therapy and even rumored to have been given a lobotomy. She was later proclaimed to be cured but soon after was put in the hospital for another five years. While she would return to Hollywood multiple times, it never lasted due to her extreme mood swings.