FERTILITY, IVF AND REPRODUCTIVE GENETICS: Edited by Emre Seli and Juan Antonio García VelascoThe impact of stress on fertility treatmentRooney, Kristin L.; Domar, Alice D.Author Information aDomar Center for Mind/Body Health, Boston IVF bBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA Correspondence to Dr Alice D. Domar, 130 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, USA. Tel: +1 781 434 6515; fax: +1 781 370 2330; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2016 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p 198-201 doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000261 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The goal of this review was to summarize the recent research on the relationship between stress and assisted reproductive technology treatment. Recent findings Women and men with infertility report high levels of distress that can impact their quality of life. There are numerous psychosocial interventions, including cognitive behavior therapy and/or self-help ones, which may decrease distress, increase patient retention and improve pregnancy rates. Summary Patient distress is an important factor to consider. Decreasing burden of care may lead to significant improvements in assisted reproductive technology outcome. Copyright © 2016 YEAR Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.