v3.10.0.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Mar. 01, 2019
Jun. 30, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol CHMA    
Entity Registrant Name CHIASMA, INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001339469    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company true    
Entity Ex Transition Period true    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   24,465,499  
Entity Public Float     $ 27,710,787