I’m not old, just crazy

  • “Agronin, described perhaps confusingly as ‘a geriatric psychiatrist’ (he’s in his mid-fifties)…”

Thank you, New Yorker, for pointing this out.

Yeah, a geriatric psychiatrist would be an elderly medical professional.

I think those folks you’re quoting needed to come up with a different description:

  • a geriatric-specializing psychiatrist?
  • a psychiatrist of geriatrics?
  • a senior-serving shrink?

English is a complicated language. And the older you get, the complicateder.

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