Objective. The course of PTSD in people deported in childhood to the Soviet Union is reported in the paper.
Case. In three persons deported in childhood to the SUpost-traumatic stress disorder was diagnosed. In all the three cases a period ofPTSD symptoms latency lasting many years, with a rather good social adjustment, was followed by a very rapid aggravation of both psychopathological and somatic symptoms, as well as an accelerated ageing.
Commentary. In individuals deported in childhood to the SU, PTSD seems to have a specific dynamics, with a long period of latency followed by rapid deterioration.