This video is for educational purposes only. This is an example of what it’s like to be triggered when you have PTSD. In this clip a woman who was kidnapped is triggered when talking about her kidnapping. She is obviously still raw, zoning out. After getting into the courthouse elevator she thinks her kidnapper, Lewis, gets on the elevator, but it is not Lewis. She is seeing her abuser’s face everywhere: this is a common occurrence for victims of violent crime with a PTSD diagnosis.