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BISAC Subject Headings List, Self-Help
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Use subjects in this section for works on personal growth, or works aimed at helping people deal with personal problems, including mental illnesses and dependencies.  For works written to help people deal with issues involving child rearing or relationships, use subjects in the FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS section.  For scholarly works, serious lay studies, or works aimed at psychology professionals, use subjects in the PSYCHOLOGY section.

SEL000000  SELF-HELP / General

SEL001000  SELF-HELP / Abuse

                     SELF-HELP / Addiction see headings under Substance Abuse & Addictions

SEL003000  SELF-HELP / Adult Children of Substance Abusers

SEL004000  SELF-HELP / Affirmations

SEL005000  SELF-HELP / Aging

SEL036000  SELF-HELP / Anxieties & Phobias

                     SELF-HELP / Bereavement see Death, Grief, Bereavement

                     SELF-HELP / Chemical Dependence see headings under Substance Abuse & Addictions

SEL008000  SELF-HELP / Codependency

SEL040000  SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills

SEL041000  SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / General

SEL041010  SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / Gambling

SEL041020  SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / Hoarding

SEL041030  SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

SEL041040  SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / Sex & Pornography Addiction

SEL009000  SELF-HELP / Creativity

SEL010000  SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement

SEL012000  SELF-HELP / Dreams

SEL014000  SELF-HELP / Eating Disorders & Body Image

SEL042000  SELF-HELP / Emotions

SEL038000  SELF-HELP / Fashion & Style

SEL039000  SELF-HELP / Green Lifestyle

                     SELF-HELP / Grief see Death, Grief, Bereavement

SEL015000  SELF-HELP / Handwriting Analysis

                     SELF-HELP / Hypnotism see Self-Hypnosis

SEL045000  SELF-HELP / Journaling

SEL019000  SELF-HELP / Meditations

                     SELF-HELP / Memory Improvement see Personal Growth / Memory Improvement

SEL020000  SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders / General

SEL020010  SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders / Bipolar Disorder

SEL011000  SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders / Depression

SEL021000  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational

SEL037000  SELF-HELP / Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

SEL031000  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General

SEL016000  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness

SEL030000  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Memory Improvement

SEL023000  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem

SEL027000  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success

SEL043000  SELF-HELP / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

                     SELF-HELP / Recovery see specific headings in this section

                     SELF-HELP / Relaxation see Self-Management / Stress Management

SEL017000  SELF-HELP / Self-Hypnosis

SEL044000  SELF-HELP / Self-Management / General

SEL033000  SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Anger Management (see also FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Anger)

SEL024000  SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Stress Management

SEL035000  SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Time Management

SEL034000  SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction

SEL032000  SELF-HELP / Spiritual

SEL026000  SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General

SEL006000  SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcohol

SEL013000  SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs

SEL026010  SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Tobacco

SEL029000  SELF-HELP / Twelve-Step Programs

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2016, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.


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