Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Jun. 22, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Document And Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001411685    
Document Type 10-K    
Trading Symbol VTGN    
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2016    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --03-31    
Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity a Voluntary Filer No    
Entity's Reporting Status Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Public Float     $ 13,691,410
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   7,970,705  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016