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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Mar. 09, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001598646    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 86,978,157
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   27,760,657  
Trading Symbol NERV