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Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Oct. 31, 2017
Document Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001598646  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2017  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol NERV  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   38,700,693