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Loren A. Olson, MD Loren A. Olson, MD

Psychiatrist | Consultants in Psychiatry

Des Moines, Iowa Area, IA, UNITED STATES

Author of "Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, a Psychiatrist's Own Story"



General Adult Psychiatrist
Independent Medical Examiner/Forensic Examiner

Industry Expertise (1)

Mental Health Care

Areas of Expertise (3)

Lgbt Community



Accomplishments (2)

Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association (professional)


Nominated by professional peers for contributions to the psychiatric profession

Exemplary Psychiatrist Award (professional)


Award from National Alliance on Mental Illness, nominated by patients and families for exceptional care

Education (2)

University of Nebraska Medical Center: MD, Medicine 1968

University of Nebraska College of Medicine: M. D., Psychiatry

Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Affiliations (4)

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Americ
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • Gay and Lesbian Psychiatric Association

Testimonials (1)

Julie Silver, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School: Chief Editor of Books, Harvard Health Publications | Harvard University

"Loren's compassion shines through when he speaks, and audiences readily connect with him." Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School Chief Editor of Books Harvard Health Publications

Event Appearances (7)

Infidelity and Foregiveness

Brookline Mental Health Center  Brookline MA


Mature Men Who Have Sex with Men

World Congress in Psychiatry  Prague, Czech Republic


Reflections on Thirty-Five Years in Psychiatry

Grand Rounds  Maine Medical Center


Pain is Inevitable; Suffering is Optional

Prime Timers  Houston TX


Pain is Inevitable; Suffering is Optional

Prime Timers  Las Vegas NV


Pain is Inevitable; Suffering is Optional

Prime Timers  Phoenix AZ


Pain is Inevitable; Suffering is Optional

Prime Timers  Richmond VA


Sample Talks (1)

Pain is Inevitable; Suffering is Optional

Talk addresses topics related to mature gay and gay-curious men as they face coming out and other issues of maturity. Specifically, it focuses on why some men delay coming out until mid-life and how coming out during one's middle years is different from coming out as a young person. It also includes information about how men's sexuality changes but actually can improve as one ages. Intergenerational relationships are also addressed. Also includes discussion of fidelity v. open relationships.



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