NORWALK - News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You is taking a look at the habit of chronic complaining.

Some people in southwestern Connecticut say what's ailing them is negativity.

Naturopathic doctor Paul Epstein, of Westport, says people who are perpetually angry or who have a "woe is me" attitude make things worse for themselves, mentally and physically.

Conversely, Dr. Epstein says positive thoughts can cause an upward spiral.

He says that what people choose to focus on can help strengthen immune systems and help people get better.

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