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Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Aug. 02, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Trading Symbol OVID  
Entity Registrant Name Ovid Therapeutics Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001636651  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   24,631,979