Infidelity and PTSD with Lydia Roos

In Episode Four of Season Two we are joined by Lydia Roos from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to chat about Infidelity and PTSD. Lydia shares with us how interpersonal relationships can be traumatic and what the psychological outcomes of these traumatic experiences can be. What are the four components of PTSD? What constitutes PTSD? Why is infidelity not considered trauma? What are the rates of PTSD-like symptomology for individuals who have suffered interpersonal trauma? All this and much more in Infidelity and PTSD with Lydia Roos.


Roos, L. G., Levens, S. M., & Bennett, J. M. (2018). Stressful life events, relationship stressors, and cortisol reactivity: The moderating role of suppression. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 89, 69-77. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.12.026

Roos, L. G., O’Connor, V., Canevello, A., & Bennett, J. M. (under review). Posttraumatic stress symptoms and psychological health following infidelity in unmarried young adults.