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BISAC Subject Headings List, Self-Help

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SELF-HELP

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

 

SEL046000 SELF-HELP / Gender & Sexuality *

 

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

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