Why the '90s generation is one of sacrifice. Psychologists explain the phenomenon caused by childhood trauma

In recent years, more and more Romanians end up seeking the help of psychologists. Most of the time, it is about young people born in the 90s, say the specialists, who also know the causes that bring them to therapy.

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Specialists show that visiting a psychologist is no longer a fad, becoming a necessity that has the ability to restore balance in a person's life.

The emotionally sacrificed generation

Psychologists claim that, most of the time, Romanians face, in adulthood, problems caused by the traumas suffered in childhood. In most cases, it is about patients aged up to 30 years. According to psychologists, there is also an explanation for this, which tends to become a real phenomenon.

Addressability is increasing, we feel it from year to year. We are talking especially about the young people born in the 90s, whom I could call a generation of sacrifice. They are the young people who did not live under communism but who were raised in that manner. We are talking especially about young people who have childhood traumas, unresolved issues, which affect their lives today. We are referring to certain childhood episodes that marked their existence. It is very important to understand that childhood traumas can leave their mark on adult life. A trauma, no matter how small, can lead to important behavioral deviations. Thus, addictions such as smoking, alcohol consumption or even gambling can occur. At the same time, depression can set in if this problem is not treated with the help of a specialist”, declares Andreea Coman, clinical psychologist.

Accepting trauma, the most difficult step towards healing

Psychologists claim that, most of the time, people who face such problems do not realize that they are related to trauma suffered in childhood. Thus, many of them end up asking for help when they face states of anxiety and even depression, and these end up affecting their lives.

At the same time, specialists claim that it is very important for people to realize that therapy can help them and that accepting some episodes from childhood can be essential for healing.

Most of the patients we have are not aware that they are dealing with a problem like this. Many come in with a current problem and find that it is related to a past trauma. It is important for the therapist to uncover those traumas and make the patient aware of how important they were. Then comes the stage of acceptance, of reconciliation, which is the most difficult and long-lasting“, adds the psychologist from Iași.