Learn about the Peter Pan Syndrome in addiction recovery treatment. Petra Pam in the feminine. It describes an attitude where we try and avoid the pains and struggles of life and live in a virtual “Neverland”. How to recover from the Peter Pan or Petra Pam Syndrome is not always easy. The personality is laced in defense mechanisms and subconscious weaponry to keep you a child, who doesn’t have to experience adult emotions and issues.