Parents must take the necessary precautions to avoid psychiatric disorders in their children. Waiting for the condition to completely develop is not a safer option than preventing it, as prevention is better than curing or treating illness or disease. Improved parenting skills and a more healthy family environment will go a long way toward avoiding these disorders. Negative parental habits such as harsh treatment and a lack of support have been linked to behavioral issues.
Overprotective parenting and a lack of care, on the other hand, may cause emotional issues in a child. Sessions for parents or children on social skills may assist with understanding the preventative measures that can be taken. The preventive application of cognitive-behavioral therapy has shown promising effects in decreasing anxiety and depressive symptoms in many countries.