Dr. K. Olson

Psychiatry
Bozeman, MT
41 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

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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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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Wellbutrin (bupropion) dc: Typically not a problem compared to the ssri's - they can cause considerable problems (serotonin discontinuation). Since wellbutrin (bupropion) has it... Read More
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Minor benefits?: Vitamins are not an effective treatment for adhd per se. If you have a vitamin deficiency, that may impair concentration. Vitamin d, b12, folate, and ... Read More
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Muscle spasm: Assuming these symptoms are the only ones you are having, consider metabolic imbalances like low calcium or magnesium. Also, certain medications like ... Read More
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Another headache: A description of the type of pain the headache provides would help. Any family history of headaches - and the types and responses to treatment. Assoc... Read More
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Issues: If your partner climaxes early it may be something he can address via squeeze technique or even medications. Occasionally medications, drugs/alcohol, ... Read More
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Maybe: The side effects can sneak up on you. Gradual increase in weight. This is sometimes not suspected because it is attributed to other causes and does n... Read More
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Medical evaluation: If this is persistent, consider seeing your md. If alcohol, substance abuse, medications, late pm exercising, and stimulant-like ingest ants are elim... Read More
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Be selective: Recent studies seem to conclude that too much of any supplement can be potentially dangerous. Multivitamins, iron, magnesium, folate, selenium, and o... Read More
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Medical Evaluation: A thorough medical evaluation is definitely in order. Potential causes would be hypothryoidism, medication, colon obstruction, laxative dependence, t... Read More
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Could be posture: Lying on a sofa or bed with your head elevated by a pillow can put undue stress on the neck. If there are other symptoms like tingling of your hands, ... Read More
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Many reasons: The extra weight you carry and the pressure on your diaphragm causing reduced depth of breathing can both cause it. Medical complications that occur i... Read More
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Stubborn lids: Hardware store have specific grabbers to help with lid removal. Handing the jar to someone nearby who has the pincer strength can be the answer. Some ... Read More
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ADHD: Inability to achieve to your capacities, procrastination, lack of foliow-through on mundane or boring tasks (unless at the absolute last moment), hype... Read More
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Chronic anger: A course of psychotherapy would likely help a great deal. Those wounds can heal. You may fear therapist ridicule making it more difficult to pursue he... Read More
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Put it off: I will get back to you. Someone who routinely puts off initiating and completing important tasks could be said to be addicted of sorts to that behavio... Read More
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Possibly: There may be a genetic predisposition as there is clustering of cases in families (aggregation). Stress may activate it. It is more common in women, ... Read More
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Danger: not too fast: Abrupt withdrawal from alcohol can be not only anxiety-provoking but dangerous. Some will experience dt's (seriously altered thinking and possibly hal... Read More
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Mood swings: It is most likely due to the ocp. Maybe an alternate with lower concentrations of the estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone (if included) would he... 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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Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to a... Read More
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Gluteal discoloring: If there is significant change in the color of your lower back it could signify ischemia - a decrease in blood flow to that area. Medical evaluation i... Read More
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Keep your center: Not really. Strictly defined it is a manner of expressing anger or hostility indirectly - in such a manner that it is hard to identify or get the per... Read More
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Depression Prevent: Spend time with your friends. If a religion, practice it routinely. Exercise - but do not overdo it. Insist on restorative sleep. Avoid anything more ... Read More
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Soreness: Soreness in the morning is a concern. Do you have a very physical job - or started one recently that is? Do the muscles ache - and if so where? How lo... Read More
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Timing -> anxiety: If social anxiety disorder it may in anticipation of difficulties with the person you are about to meet up with. Panic attacks can prompt butterflies... Read More
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Paresthesias: Tingling of the arms and hands can be something potentially serious. Compression in the cervical spine area from lifting, carrying bags, or injury can... Read More
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Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, ... Read More
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Olfactory alteration: Olfactory hallucinations (others do not smell it) of sweet perfume or of putrid scents can be due to partial seizures. Occasionally medications, inhal... Read More
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Partial seizures?: One can have seizures even if you are ostensibly awake - waking seizures. Scarring of the brain due to head injuries, toxins, medications, infections... Read More
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Migraine or not: There are over the counter remedies that do work. Do make certain that the headaches are accurately diagnosed first. Certain foods, lack of resorati... Read More
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Underlying causes: We presume that you have had a thorough medical evaluation to determine the cause of the muscle tension. If not, consider doing so. Back tension can b... Read More
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Tricky conditions: Fibromyalgia because it remains somewhat controversial can rub some md's the wrong way. There are excellent non-narcotic remedies for pain and neuropa... Read More
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Proxy Munchausen: This is a factitious emotional illness where someone falsifies or even induces illness in another to get emotional satisfaction. They may also enjoy d... Read More
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Defuse: His books are excellent in regards to acceptance and as well changing your stance towards your attitude and thoughts. Freeing your self up from the e... Read More
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Occipital neuralgia: Pain at the base of the skull can be due to irritation of the occipital nerve as it comes through the muscles of the back of the neck. Onset when str... Read More
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PHQ - 9: Many formal inventories to measure the existence and severity of depression exist. One that is without copyright is the phq-9. Medications are indic... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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Multiple symptoms: Although there are many causes for memory loss, some of the more common are depression, hypomania and anxiety. Nervousness, restlessness, talking to y... Read More
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Interactions - real: Sjw has significant interactions with digoxin, birth control, and coumadin (warfarin). One can look up other possible interactions on many sites inclu... Read More
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Resistant depression: If on this dose for four weeks or so with little or no improvement consider increasing the dose unless there are significant side effects. Sedation, ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
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Find the cause: Ed is often due to medications, comorbid illness (like diabetes, sleep deprivation, low testosterone or circulatory insufficiency), or emotional (perf... Read More
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It depends: There are many cause for the symptoms you describe. The treatment depends on what the cause is. If it is a virus "going around" consider Acetaminophen... Read More
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Positive psychology: Choosing to have it as a focus, making a commitment to it, and establishing clear objective goals to get there - happiness is not often an articulated... Read More
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Misdiagnosis?: Migraine equivalents that affect the basilar artery system can cause imbalance and incoordination. In addition they can can cause confusion, dysarthri... Read More
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No big o: SSRI's of which fluoxetine of course is one are renown for this. Typically nothing short of discontinuation will help. Consider these options: horm... Read More
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Libido lows: Medication, depression, hormone imbalance - early menopause, low testosterone, no restorative sleep, commitment issues - either short term or long, di... Read More
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Abilify (aripiprazole) and light : Many medications can cause light sensitivity. If it is only light aversion, may be sunglasses and decreased time outdoors when it is bright would help... Read More
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Performance anxiety: Certainly shallow breathing can cause undue anxiety - not warranted by the situation - and alter attention/short-term memory temporarily. When one wa... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Many potential cause: Certainly hormonal imbalances can be causal - even testosterone deficiencies. Medications, supplements, and vitamin introduction can be monitored chro... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) insomnia: This is a particularly pesky problem that is often accompanied with daytime tiredness that can be inordinate - even more than expected with the dimini... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Sleepy and sleepier: You no doubt have had a thorough medical evaluation including sleep screen and blood work. If there is associated hallucinations with sleep initiatio... 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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