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Dr. Eric

You issue is not with the symptomology, but in rule-outs.

The symptoms do not happen only during the course of schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder. The symptoms are not better explained by another mental disorder (e.g. Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, or a Personality Disorder).

All of the symptoms that you listed can be explained by either chronic depression or anxiety.
So either you were misdiagnosed, or you have to have your depression and anxiety under control long enough that you can demonstrate ongoing ADHD symptoms that go above and beyond those by those managed diagnoses.