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Dr. K. Olson

Psychiatry
Bozeman, MT
40 years experience male

Locations

Bridger Psychiatry Services/ Neurofeedback Solutions

Bozeman, MT

Address

2040 N 22nd Ave, Suite 2, Bozeman, MT, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

4065864713

Insurances accepted

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Bozeman, MT

About

Bio

Completed residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1986. Interests include: psychopharmacology, trauma, addiction (narcotic), dual diagnosis, individual psychotherapy, and chronic illness support. Utilize EMDR and positive psychology as other approaches. Practice is pscyhodynamically informed but do no formal psychoanalysis per se. Other interests include sleep medicine, consultation, and psychotherapy supervision.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Anti-Aging Medicine

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Montana

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Amoxicillin tired: In the small print under rare side effects, Amoxicillin can cause somnolence or tiredness. It also can cause insomnia and confusion. Effexor (venlafa... Read More
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Nocturnal tingles: More often than not it is innocuous unless it is chronic and if it substantially disrupts sleep. Pressure on nerves like on the ulnar crease or funny ... Read More
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Tremor causes: Include: medications, essential tremor, medical conditions like hyperthyroidism, degenerative neurological conditions - of which Parkinson’s is one. ... Read More
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Thorough evaluation: Sleep paralysis can be associated with narcolepsy - do you feel weak with intense emotions? Do you see, hear or smell things you know are not real as ... Read More
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ASRS, work history,: family history, academic record including typical comments by teachers and family/spouse 's observations. The ASRS is available on-line and is public ... Read More
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Check T: Lower energy, decline in memory, more difficulty gaining muscle with exercise (or weight gain), and depression can occur with testosterone deficiency.... Read More
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Therapy, biofeedback: Meditation, more effective hormone replacement, body work including massage, exercise, yoga, heart rate variability training, neurofeedback, acting,... Read More
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Too much too much: More likely serotonin excess/ syndrome due to the two medications that as a part of their effect block seorotonin reuptake. Discuss this with your pr... Read More
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Ignore: Sunlight, get out into nature, exercise, socialize, eat wisely, spiritual focus, meditation, goals.
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Lithium safety: First of all, lithium can be very effective and has been credited in saving millions of lives. Used chronically it can cause tremor, more frequent ur... Read More
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SSRI and weight gain: The category of antidepressants SSRI and as well SNRI typically can but do not always cause weight gain - in addition, diminished sex drive, inability... Read More
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ED: Erectile dysfunction can have many causes. Medications are a common one. Alcohol or drugs can do so as well. Low testosterone is often implicated in y... Read More
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Viagra (sildenafil) trial ?: Performance anxiety could be responsible. A trial of viagra (sildenafil) or another phosphodiesterase inhibitor could allow for the fear to be overcom... Read More
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Cope vs heal: Dissociation is a complicated condition often prompted by trauma or overwhelming circumstances. The dissociative experiences scale can measure the se... Read More
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Consider stop patch: Fentanyl patch can cause moodiness, irritability and depression. It is unlikely that your md wanted you to also utilize the loritab as well - and stop... Read More
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Anxiety remedies: Anxiety has many forms as well. The form often dictates the treatment. Are you a worrywart? Do you have repeated thoughts that you cannot manageably p... Read More
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Serotonin headache: He may be suggesting that serotonin medication could help prevent the headaches? Ssri's - a reuptake inhibitor - have been utilized to prevent headach... Read More
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Psychotherapy ?CBT: Obsessional ideation can typically be dealt with best with cognitive behavior therapy. Thought stopping is strategy where when you start to obsess, y... Read More
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Possibly forever: Symptoms that suggest bulimia would include: rapid exit to the bathroom after ingesting meals, dental repairs like enamel erosion, vacillating weight,... Read More
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Those that work: If there is a treatable underlying cause, identifying and treating it is the answer. Frequent treatable causes are depression, medication, hormone imb... Read More
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Ami side effects: Not unusual but can be circumvented by using the lowest effective dose - 2.5 - 10 mg. The dose is individualised based on med sensitiviy, family hist... Read More
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Stress migraine: Many illness exacerbations are due to or least somewhat influenced by stress. Stress in the form of worsened sleep, anxious worry, muscle tension, chr... Read More
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Possibly: When someone perceives something as challenging or threatening anxiety or feelings of insecurity begin. This ordinarily quickly ends when stressor lea... Read More
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Hypertension symptom: Dull headaches, blurred vision, shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, or a few more nosebleeds than normal. Unfortunately, there are not... Read More
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Raynaud's: Although there are many potential causes, one in particular that is more common is raynaud's. If the symptoms typically worsen with contact with cold... Read More
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Kleptomania: Heightened impulsivity of this type could be caused by adhd, bipolar illness, defiance (oppositional defiant), chronic sleep deprivation, anxiety or t... Read More
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Migraine cause: Presuming an accurate diagnosis, causes would include: certain foods (tyramine-containing like fermented cheeses), non-restorative sleep, undue stress... Read More
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Loneliness prescript: Best alleviated by increasing stimulation and interactions with others. Journaling about loneliness or lack of involvement via the expression of negat... Read More
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Once in one year: It is not that unusual for a spouse to be upset with their mate. What matters is what is done with it. Many emotions may charge the irritability inclu... Read More
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MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is fa... Read More
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Increased = ceased: Your observation about the chronology of when the dizziness became worse and the increased dose likely confirm this. Contact your md if this is anythi... Read More
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Harassment: Simply discuss or inquire directly of the medical records personnel what your concerns are. If not satisfied, consult with a supervisor or specialist ... Read More
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Methadone transition: Of course the risk is that with longer-acting opiates ( Methadone being one) there will be withdrawal precipitated with the transition to suboxone. I... Read More
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Finger paresthesia: A transient symptom like this could be to prior trauma to the finger area, cervical disk disease, or resting on your ulnar crease (compression on a ne... Read More
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Liver break: Please consult with your md as to the advisability of altering your pain medication doses. It is unlikely that taking a 2 day break will significantly... Read More
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Meds without $: Many of the drug companies have programs to assist those with low income. If you were to visit their web site you can find indigent programs - and the... Read More
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Harmful Stress: Recognition that stress is impacting you is an important first step. Asking for help an important second. Deep abdominal breathing, mindful meditati... Read More
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Breath holding: There are many potential causes including: anxiety, orthostatic intolerance, medications, asthma, underlying pulmonary or heart disease. In response t... Read More
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Flatulence: Stress can lead to altered eating habits - including rushing when you eat, gulping your food, and not taking time to chew. Many who are stressed sigh... Read More
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?cataplexy: Intense emotion of any kind can prompt a knee-buckling - like your muscles are about to give out. Occasionally it can even involve the neck and head. ... Read More
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Red dots: The smallish areas of redness to a localized area of you leg and foot could be due to anything - reaction to clothing covering the area, bumping aga... Read More
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Depression?: Post-partum depression could explain many of the symptoms. A paper and pencil test like the phq-9 could be meaningful. Thorough medical evaluation to ... Read More
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? POTS: Although there is very little other information, you could possibly have paroxysmal orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The increase in heart rate would... Read More
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Not only meds: If you remain moody and aggressive on medications, they may not be the appropriate ones, the wrong dose, or it may be too early to see any benefit. Me... Read More
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Could be a problem: Although usually innocent and likely due to anxiety, sometimes it can be secondary to medications. Reglan, antipsychotics, antidepressants, anti-naus... Read More
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Many potential cause: Also consider performance anxiety, newly developed tension in the relationship, newly started medications, or alcohol use. It could be that the sexual... Read More
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Anxiety non-med: Biofeedback would introduce you to relaxation training (learning how to relieve muscle tension), diaphragmatic breathing, and imagery - all in concert... Read More
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Vomiting phobia: Not that infrequent, it can cause many associated fears includiing: reluctance to eat in public places, food aversions, marked decrease in oral intake... Read More
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Head tremor: Essential tremor is worsened by emotion, exercise, and fatigue. Also by attempting to keep the limb steady. The tremor can disappear when the head is... Read More
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Mixed state?: Mood extremes, irritability, impulsivity, and extreme restlessness or hyperactivity can signal bipolar illness. A family history of mood swings/bipola... Read More

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Feb 11, 2014
First I would like to thank Dr. Olson for being a wonderful Physician to me for close to three years! Olson is an intelligent, capable, dedicated, and personable psychiatrist. He is always quick on h...Read More
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Feb 2, 2012
they came up with the symptom excactly what i was feeing. very spot on. no other doctor that i have talked to have not had an answer for me. i have been in limbo until now.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Olson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Why yes, yes we do. We talk about it as natural, and it doesn't annoy any of us. But I've heard thinking about other things whist having sex can help? It might seem silly but I thought about math once...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! You are very correct in your diagnosis! I have systemic neurological chronic lyme & coinfections untreated for years resulting in neurological damage & trigge...Read More
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I have been taking the Bupropian xl for more than a year now. I do not really have issues with anxiety otherwise, just once in a blue moon I have these feelings. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Billings, MT - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Montana - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Billings, MT - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
American Medical Association
International Society Of Neurofeedback and Research
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