Embattled Dolphins Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Brandon Marshall Miami Dolphins

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Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall revealed he has borderline personality disorder at a press conference yesterday.Marshall has a history of off-the-field issues, but now he says he’s identified the problem and is getting treatment.

“I would have been disappointed if I wasn’t diagnosed with something,” he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “For so long I have been trying to get help, I have been seeking help, I have been talking to doctors since I have been in the NFL and since then no one has ever helped. I was praying that there was a treatment out there from what I suffered from, and there was, and that day brought excitement but a lot of confusion.”

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental illness typified by mood swings, impulsive behaviour, social problems, and low self-worth.

Marshall has been working with doctors at McLean Hospital in Boston since being diagnosed with the illness this spring.

Now, he says he’s turned the corner.

“I am not saying I am cured but what I am saying today is that I am confident today that with the skills that I have learned and the intensity of the program that I went through that I am in a position where I can live an affective and healthy life.”

Marshall is making a documentary about his treatment called Borderline Beast. Here’s the trailer:

Click here to read his entire interview with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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