Is Peter Pan syndrome a mental illness?

What is a Peter Pan person called?

  • Peter Pan syndrome is an inability to grow up or engage in behaviour usually associated with adulthood. The term comes from the fictional children's character Peter Pan, who never ages. While transageism, or adults regarding themselves as juveniles or adolescents (also referred to as "juvenilism" and "adolescentilism",...

  • People who exhibit characteristics popularly associated with the Peter Pan syndrome have sometimes been referred to as Peter Panners. This term and concept is not accepted in the DSMV and is used disparagingly. Distinctions have been made with puer aeternus, a psychological concept advanced by Carl Jung.

  • He was speaking of Peter Pan, the original boy who wouldn’t grow up. While there’s no actual magic preventing children from physically growing up, some adults continue to cling to the carefree days of youth and find emotional and financial responsibilities challenging well into adulthood.

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