Psychiatric Quarterly

, Volume 89, Issue 2, pp 451–460 | Cite as

Internet-Based Self-Help Intervention for ICD-11 Adjustment Disorder: Preliminary Findings

  • Jonas Eimontas
  • Zivile Rimsaite
  • Goda Gegieckaite
  • Paulina Zelviene
  • Evaldas Kazlauskas
Original Paper


Adjustment disorder is one of the most diagnosed mental disorders. However, there is a lack of studies of specialized internet-based psychosocial interventions for adjustment disorder. We aimed to analyze the outcomes of an internet-based unguided self-help psychosocial intervention BADI for adjustment disorder in a two armed randomized controlled trial with a waiting list control group. In total 284 adult participants were randomized in this study. We measured adjustment disorder as a primary outcome, and psychological well-being as a secondary outcome at pre-intervention (T1) and one month after the intervention (T2). We found medium effect size of the intervention for the completer sample on adjustment disorder symptoms. Intervention was effective for those participants who used it at least one time in 30-day period. Our results revealed the potential of unguided internet-based self-help intervention for adjustment disorder. However, high dropout rates in the study limits the generalization of the outcomes of the intervention only to completers.


Adjustment disorder Stress Internet-based Intervention RCT 



This research was funded by a grant (No. MIP-079/2014) from the Research Council of Lithuania.

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Conflict of Interest

Authors declare they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Organizational PsychologyVilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania

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