As it turns out, Hornbacher suffered from an underlying illness. Diagnosed with rapid cycling type 1 bipolar disorder (the severest form), Hornbacher soon had two quite formidable opponents battling for her life.
The next leg of Hornbacher’s journey, chronicled in Madness: A Bipolar Life, proves even more harrowing than the first. Again told in a straightforward and gut-wrenching fashion, Madness drives home the difficulty of not knowing whom you may wake up as each and every day.
Madness: A Bipolar Life is currently available.