Welcome to the Psychopharmacology Module!

In Module 4, participants will learn about common medications utilized in brain injury populations with a particular focus on elder populations. The use of off-label medications will also be reviewed.

Module 4 Objectives

After completing this module, you will have acquired knowledge about:

  • Principles of psychopharmacology in elderly with brain injury
  • Medications used by diagnostic category

About the Author

Dr. Mel B. Glenn earned his medical degree from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and then a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at NYU. In 1982 he joined the faculty of the Dept. of PM&R at Tufts University and the staff of its affiliates New England Medical Center Hospitals, New England Sinai Hospital (NESH), and Greenery Rehabilitation Center. He was Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at Greenery's Brain Injury Program, and then Director of the Brain Injury Program at NESH. From 1993 until 1998, he was Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston Medical Center, where he was the Project Director of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center's Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems grant. In 1998, he joined the staff of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital as Director of Outpatient and Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation. He is an Associate Professor of PM&R at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Glenn was Project Director of the Spaulding/Partners TBI Model System at HMS, a research grant funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, from 1998 to 2008. He has been Medical Director of Brain Injury Services in MA for The Mentor Network since 1991 and Medical Director of Community Rehab Care since 1996. Dr. Glenn was the editor of the Update on Pharmacology column of Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation from 1985 to 2013.

Dr. Glen current affiliations include: Associate Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Chief, Division of Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA; Medical Director, NeuroRestorative (Massachusetts); and Medical Director, Community Rehab Care, Watertown, MA.