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Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 31, 2019
Document Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001598646  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period true  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Trading Symbol NERV  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   39,025,471
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity File Number 001-36517  
Entity Tax Identification Number 260784194  
Entity Address, Address Line One 1601 Trapelo Road  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 286  
Entity Address, City or Town Waltham  
Entity Address, State or Province MA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 02451  
City Area Code 617  
Local Phone Number 600-7373