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People with psychosis have an elevated risk of violence. Aims To examine whether violent behaviour in adults with psychosis can be accounted for by psychotic symptoms or physical aggression in childhood. Method We used data from a prospective longitudinal study of a complete birth cohort born in New Zealand. When cohort members were 26 years old, information was obtained on past-year psychiatric diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder and on violent behaviour. Childhood psychotic symptoms weredoi:10.1192/bjp.183.6.520 pmid:14645023 fatcat:thmjan5kangk3bigjqyqflwyda