BISAC Subject Headings List

Self-Help

Use the information provided here to determine the specific codes that describe your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a new heading for the current year’s edition. Not sure how to select your code? Check out our FAQ.

If you can't find the code you're looking for after reviewing all the pages below, we recommend you use whatever codes currently best represent your book. If you want to propose a new code for future BISAC additions, you can submit a suggestion here.

To download and incorporate this list into your databases and systems, you’ll need to purchase an End Users' License Agreement

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

SEL048000

SELF-HELP / Cutting & Self-Harm

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

SEL049000

SELF-HELP / Safety & Security / General (see also HOUSE & HOME / Safety & Security)

SEL047000

SELF-HELP / Safety & Security / Personal Safety & Self-Defense

SEL049010

SELF-HELP / Safety & Security / Survival & Emergency Preparedness

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

© 2022, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of these lists or any attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.