A life with ADHD

A life with ADHD - a free online course for people affected by attention deficit disorder, their families, and the professionals who care for them is available on YouTube as well as Coursera. The course was developed by the University of Geneva in collaboration with international experts on ADHD and is available in English and French:

YouTube: English - French

Coursera: English - French

What is ADHD and what are the challenges that come with it?

Whether you are a person affected by ADHD, a family member or a professional, this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will provide you with an understanding of what ADHD is. It will allow you to respond to the specific challenges of ADHD by developing a complex strategy that integrates psychological dimensions, neurobiological treatments, as well as environmental interventions. Since in two thirds of cases this disorder is relatively persistent, even though it may fluctuate over the course of an individual's life, this course will provide keys to understanding how to live with ADHD over time. Through presentations by experts in the field, activities and various resources such as readings and videos, you will learn about:

  • The assessment of ADHD symptoms
  • The specifics of ADHD diagnosis, as well as its differential diagnoses and comorbidities
  • Biological (including medication), psychological and environmental interventions for ADHD

This MOOC has been created for teenagers and adults affected by ADHD, as well as their families. It has also been designed for professionals interested in ADHD and medical and psychology students who wish to learn more about ADHD.


  • Martin Debbané
  • Stephan Eliez
  • Nader Perroud
  • Maude Schneider
  • Samuele Cortese
  • David Coghill
  • Tobias Banaschewski